There’s no vaccination that can stem the outbreak of recent healthcare-related data breaches. If anyone needs a reminder about why medical records are increasingly a target, just thumb through all the personal identifiable information stored in your cell phones, fitness trackers, social media, the cloud, and in service provider databases.
There are lots of reasons why medical data is so vulnerable – a fragmented industry, the explosion of electronic health records spurred by the Affordable Care Act, and medical PII’s increasing value to hackers. But the sheer numbers at risk speaks volumes.
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