Data theft within the healthcare sector continues to skyrocket, led by third-party data breaches and phishing attacks. Halfway through 2019, the number of patient records breached already exceeds the 2018 number by more than 10 million. Perhaps most concerning, many of the breaches lasted weeks or months before they were discovered.
Many health executives lack direct technology experience relevant to the healthcare industry, according to a Black Book Research survey of 308 executives. In fact, the survey found that many do not have a thorough understanding of the challenges and risks associated with security breaches or the far-reaching impacts of a large-scale breach.