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THE LATEST HEALTHCARE DATA BREACHES IN 2019
When a data breach occurs at a private company, the loss of personally identifiable information (PII) can be inconvenient to consumers, reputation-battering for the organization, and may lead to identity theft and further account compromise. If a security incident takes place at a healthcare service, including hospitals and medical centers, the ramifications can be serious, given the sensitive nature of the data they store. According to Black Book Market Research, 96% of IT professionals believe cyber-attackers are outpacing the security capabilities of medical organizations. And although one in 10 healthcare patients are said to have been impacted by medical breaches over the past five years, just 21% of hospitals reported they have a dedicated cybersecurity executive, and only 6% said they have hired a chief information security officer (CISO). Healthcare data breaches are now a frequent fixture in press headlines around the world. And after taking a closer look at the latest medical security incidents, it’s clear to see why this is a growing concern. CHARLIE OSBORNE READ MORE