Survey: Cryptographic issues, information leakage top list of 2016 healthcare security concerns

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Cybersecurity concerns vary by industry, according to Veracode's seventh annual "The State of Software Security" report.

While government industries are most vulnerable to information leakage and financial services industries are most vulnerable to code quality issues, the healthcare industry is susceptible to a unique set of cyberattacks.

Here are the industry's top five cybersecurity vulnerabilities, ranked by prevalence:

1. Cryptographic issues

2. Information leakage

3. Code quality

4. Insufficient input validation

5. CRLF injection, which can exploit special character elements for split text streams

Other noteworthy cybersecurity vulnerabilities included credentials management, directory traversal and cross-site scripting.

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