Emerging cyber threats
From 2012-2013, HIPAA data breaches rose 138 percent, with medical-related identity theft accounting for 43 percent of all identity thefts reported in the U.S. in 2013.
Medical-device manufacturers are being singled out as the primary target in 2014. The reason for all this unwanted attention is simple: healthcare data is approximately 50 times more valuable on the black market than credit card data because it exposes information such as a person’s height, eye color and other physical characteristics, which can be used to create comprehensive fake identities Healthcare security systems, however, are lagging compared to other industries in addressing this problem.
STRATEGIES FOR GUARDING AGAINST HEALTHCARE CYBER THREATS
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