Citation Edit

Ponemon Institute, Fifth Annual Benchmark Study on Privacy and Security of Healthcare Data (May 2015) (full-text).

Overview Edit

Reportedly a rise in cyberattacks against doctors and hospitals is costing the U.S. health care system $6 billion a year as organized criminals who once targeted retailers and financial firms increasingly go after medical records. Criminal attacks are up 125% compared with replacing lost laptops as the leading threat five years ago. The study also found most organizations are unprepared to address new threats and lack adequate resources to protect patient data.

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