Other security threat exposures that health care organizations fear include exposure from partners and/or third parties. (Photo: iStock)

A new study finds employees who are unaware of threat exposure and who have not been educated about the potential for threats to health care data and critical care infrastructure present the biggest threats.

The 2017 Level 3 Healthcare Security Study, conducted by HIMSS Analytics and sponsored by Level 3 Communications, Inc., finds despite nearly 80 percent of respondents saying employee security awareness is their greatest concern regarding threat exposure, 85 percent indicate they have existing security awareness programs in place for employees.

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