Ponemon has released it’s sixth annual study on healthcare data breaches and it has some interesting data. As it turns out, new threats and old problems cause turbulent times for Healthcare
Criminal attacks from the outside and negligence from the inside continue to put patient data in the crossfire, the newly released Sixth Annual Benchmark Study on Privacy & Security of Healthcare Data reveals. For the sixth year in a row, data breaches in healthcare are consistently high in terms of volume, frequency, impact, and cost. Nearly 90 percent of healthcare organizations represented in this study had a data breach in the past two years, and nearly half, or 45 percent, had more than five data breaches in the same time period.
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