Most healthcare breaches still come from hacking

In 2017 the number of individuals affected by breaches within the healthcare sector reached a four-year low. However, 71 percentof breaches in 2017 were due to hacking and IT incidents, and a growing proportion growth trend that has continued since 2014, according to the Bitglass 2018 Healthcare Breach Report.

The fourth annual Healthcare Breach Report aggregates data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Wall of Shame – a database of breach disclosures required as part of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) – to identify the most common causes of data leakage.

Bitglass explored the changes in breach frequency as well as the preventative steps organizations have taken to limit the impact of each breach from 2014 to 2017.

Read more about the findings of the Bitglass 2018 Healthcare Breach Report on Help Net Security.

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