Protected Health Information Data Breach Report

Summary

Here are some quick facts about this report and what they tell us about the issues that the healthcare industry as a whole needs to address: 58% of incidents involved insiders—healthcare is the only industry in which internal actors are the biggest threat to an organization. Medical device hacking may create media hype but the assets most often affected in breaches are databases and paper documents. Ransomware is the top malware variety by a wide margin. 70% of incidents involving malicious code were ransomware infections. Basic security measures are still not being implemented. Lost and stolen laptops with unencrypted PHI continue to be the cause of breach notifications.

Source(s): NA, Verizon

Topic(s): Information Assets, Security attributes, Threats

Subtopic(s): Actors and motives, Confidentiality, Events and TTPs, Infrastructure, Integrity

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