Rise in Healthcare Breaches

A sharp spike in the number of health care data breaches was recorded in March with 39 incidents taking place compromising more than 1.5 million patient record.

via 1.5 million records lost in March health care industry data breaches

1.5m records lost in March health care industry data breaches represents a rather unsettling trend. While it’s not pleasant to see personal data compromised at any time, healthcare often holds details of people at their most vulnerable time. No good can come from criminals having access to such data.

Is healthcare the newest cyber-puppy that every miscreant wants to kick?

After all, several healthcare facillities have been targeted by ransomware over the last year.

One would hope its a wakeup call to healthcare to start investing in more robust and appropriate security controls.

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