Cyberattacks: The Next Health Care Epidemic

April 30, 2017
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News stories involving the breach of patient data are unfortunately no longer infrequent occurrences. The health care industry is experiencing major breaches in security including identity theft and ransomware.  And odds are that it is an inside job, whether unknowingly or with malicious intent.

According to the “2016 Ponemon Cost of Data Breach Study,” the average total cost of a data breach for the 383 companies participating was $4 million, and the health care industry had the most costly data breaches, at an average cost of $355 for each lost or stolen record. That’s 2.2 times higher than the industrywide average.

 

 

But there are things that can be done to protect your organization and your patients. View this infographic to learn how pressing business concerns can impact your security posture.

Learn how IBM Security can help you make better-informed decisions about the threats your business faces

Security Intelligence Staff
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