Human Risk In Data Breaches Highlighted

The human risk behind data breaches has been highlighted in a report that says that phishing, insider theft, negligent staff, third partyy contractors and broken processes as key factors.

A recent study by the Ponemon Institute, reported in 2017 each stolen healthcare record cost the victim organisation $380, surpassing the global average of $141 per record. Recently, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services fined Fresenius Medical Care Holdings, Inc., a supplier of medical equipment, $3.5 million for five separate data breaches that took place in 2012.  

The upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which puts healthcare data at a higher level than other EU personal data, will up the ante even further.

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