Top Healthcare Breaches And The Rising Costs To Organizations

Healthcare Data Breach Root Causes

Insider negligence was the biggest cause of data breaches among the 80 firms studied by Ponemon. Lost or stolen smartphones and tablets were a major problem, followed by employees exposing data unintentionally. Breaches tied to third-party service providers also contributed to a large portion of data breaches. Eighty-one percent of organizations permit BYOD, allowing employees and medical staff to connect their mobile devices to networks or enterprise systems such as email. Ponemon also found that a major challenge for IT security is the increase in criminal attacks, which has risen from 20 percent in 2010 to 33 percent in 2012.

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