Top Top Ten Security Threats to the Healthcare and Social Assistance Industry

Posted by Samantha Dutcher on Apr 13, 2011 12:18:00 PM

Workplace Violence Prevention/Response was the security threat of greatest concern in the Healthcare and Social Assistance industry again in 2010. Internet/Intranet Security moved up to 2nd place from 9th and Inadequate Security moved up to 3rd from 12th position.

1. Workplace Violence Prevention/Response
2. Cyber/Communications Security: Internet/Intranet Security (including e-mail/e-commerce)
3. Litigation: Inadequate Security
4. Environmental/Social: Pandemics
5. (tie) General Employee Theft
5. (tie) Employee Selection/Screening
7. Property Crime (e.g., external theft, vandalism)
8. Environmental/Social: Shootings (malls, schools)
9. Identity Theft
10. Substance Abuse (drugs/alcohol in the workplace)


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