70% of healthcare organizations have experienced a data breach

Of the 70 percent of healthcare organizations that have experienced a data breach, one-third reported a security incident in the last year, according to the 2019 Thales Data Threat Report — Healthcare Edition.

Here are five key takeaways:

1. While all healthcare organizations reported that they are collecting, storing and sharing sensitive data, only 38 percent said they are encrypting the data.

2. A majority of organizations (80 percent) are transferring sensitive data to the cloud.

3. Survey respondents (46 percent) ranked complexity as a top barrier to deploying data security solutions.

4. Around 25 percent of respondents failed data security compliance audits in the past year.

5. Around 62 percent of healthcare providers reported that they plan to use encryption and tokenization to meet compliance mandates.

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