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90% of Healthcare Organizations Have Experienced a Data Breach in Last 2 Years

90% of Healthcare Organizations Have Experienced a Data Breach in Last 2 Years | Disruptive Digital Technology News & Views | Scoop.it

Data breaches will continue to be a top concern for the health care industry in 2016, according to a new Experian reportHealth IT Security reports (Heath, Health IT Security, 12/8).


For the report, Experian made predictions about the top data breach trends and issues across industries in 2016.


In a section of the report addressing health care, the researchers wrote, "We predict that health care companies will remain one of the most targeted sectors by attackers, driven by the high value compromised data can command on the black market, along with the continued digitization and sharing of medical records" (Experian 2016 Data Breach Industry Forecast, December 2015).


About 90% of health care organizations have experienced a data breach within the last two years, according to the report.  


The report predicted that cybercriminals will most likely focus their attacks on large insurers and health systems. However, it noted that "smaller incidents caused by employee negligence will also continue to compromise millions of records each year."

Pharma Guy's insight:

Almost two thirds of pharma companies have suffered serious data breaches while a quarter have been hacked," according to a poll by Crown Records Management. Drugmakers are facing persistent criminal attacks not only on their physical assets but also their digital data. More on that here: http://sco.lt/505AdV 

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