October 14, 2020
Cybersecurity is a risk factor in health care data. Data breaches cost the health care industry approximately $5.6 billion every year, according to Becker’s Hospital Review. The total number of breached records rose from 13M three years ago to 41M in 2019, with the recent figure representing 12 percent of the U.S. population.
Verizon’s 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report found that most breaches are about money and attackers usually take the easiest route to obtain the information they need.