Tag Archives: Data Breaches in Healthcare Industry

Healthcare Facilities, Organizations Prime Targets of Cyber Crimes

Healthcare Facilities, Organizations Prime Targets of Cyber Crimes

In March, hospital chain MedStar became the latest victim of a cyber attack in the health care sector, as hackers infiltrated its systems with a virus that crippled its IT infrastructure. MedStar operates 10 hospitals in the D.C./Baltimore region, and serviced more than 4.5 million patient visits in 2015, according to Fortune magazine. After the cyber attack, the hospital’s entire IT system was forced to shut down and revert to …

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Cyber Risk Insurance: Data Breaches in Healthcare Industry Getting Worse with Increase Use of Mobile Devices, Sloppy Data Handling

Data security in the healthcare industry is getting worse despite increased compliance with the HITECH Act and other federal regulations. Just look at the second annual benchmarking study released by the Ponemon Institute which shows that the frequency of data breaches in healthcare have increased 32% in the past year and cost the industry an estimated $6.5 billion annually.

Behind the data security breaches is sloppy employee handling of data …

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