Why Medical Records Are Hotter Than Credit Card Thefts

Posted: August 31, 2016 / Author: Dror Liwer

Last year, more than 113 million medical records were compromised. Government Health IT indicates that over a third (34%) of U.S. healthcare customer records have already been breached – the highest figure of any industry. Unfortunately, the fact is that hospitals and other healthcare institutions are struggling to adapt to the new threats they face. While health records are galloping into the digital arena at an unprecedented rate, funding for cybersecurity initiatives in healthcare is essentially at a standstill. [Tweet “Why Are Healthcare Network Threats a Problem?”] While it may seem like credit cards, SSNs, and other financial data are…

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