Most healthcare organizations have been victims of data breaches: 10 key findings

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Not only have the majority of healthcare organizations been victims of cyber attacks and security breaches, but the business associates of those organizations also often fall prey to attacks, according to a new report.

Here are 10 key findings to know from the Fifth Annual Benchmark Study on Privacy & Security of Healthcare Data, published by the Ponemon Institute, a data protection and information security policy research center in Traverse City, Mich.

When asked what type of security incidents worry them the most, 70 percent of healthcare organizations answered employee negligence.
This was followed by hackers at 40 percent and the use of public cloud services at 33 percent.

Healthcare organizations reported the following perceptions of privacy.

Business associates of healthcare organizations reported the following perceptions of privacy.

Read the full report here.

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