September 1, 2021
Healthcare data breaches are up up up
A new report from healthcare security company Critical Insight finds that data breaches (usually through business associates) and hacking incidents have both jumped since 2018.
The report found that the number of hacking/IT incidents is up over three times since 2018 on an increasing trajectory. Business associates account for 52% of all healthcare breaches, the continuation of a three-year upward trend.
FierceHealthcare has the story.
(Y’know, this is a good reminder of why you REALLY might want to consider APC’s upcoming CE course, “Modern-day Cyber-security Threats for Pharmacies.” It’s October 26, and there’s more info at A4PC.org/cybersecurity.)