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10 Security Experts On What The Industry Doesn't Get About GDPR

CRN asked 10 identity management and data protection CEOs and technical leaders what the biggest misconceptions or biggest areas of misunderstanding are around the soon-to-be-enforced GDPR regulations.

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Health care Organizations Will Be More Deeply Affected Than Financial Services Firms

If credit card information gets stolen and posted on the dark web, it's only worth cents on the dollar, according to Jaimin Patel, director of product management for provisioning at Lexington, Mass.-based Imprivata. But if patient records are stolen from a healthcare organization and end up on the dark web, Patel each said record would be worth tens of hundreds of dollars.

A stolen credit card can only be used so many times before the bad actor gets caught, Patel said. But patient records can indicate that a well-known figure is having a health issue that impacts their performance, livelihood or life expectancy, Patel said, allowing bad actors to, for instance, sell a company's stock if they know the CEO is going to be leaving due to an illness.

"Anytime somebody thinks about a data breach, they think about money," Patel said. "They don't think about patient records or patient data."

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