Despite advances in technology, the healthcare industry seems to be evolving into a primary target for hackers.
Since January 1, 2015, there have been 60 'hacking/IT incidents' reported to the Office for Civil Rights Breach Portal, affecting nearly 112 million patients. That represents a 77 percent increase in reported incidents from 2014 to 2015. Of important note, the portal only publishes a breach if 500 or more individuals are involved, so it's likely these are low estimates.
Even with this mounting number, healthcare organizations still remain largely vulnerable, and likely will, into 2016 and beyond.Read More