Survey: 94 percent of US hospitals breached

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Survey: 94 percent of US hospitals breached
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Cost the US health care industry $6.6 billion annually.

Ninety four percent of US 80 health care organisations were breached in the past two years according to a study from the Ponemon Institute.

Another 45 percent sustained more than five breaches.

The breaches were due to lost devices, worker- or third-party-induced errors, and malicious hacking.

It cost the US health care industry some  US$7 billion (A$6.6 billion) per year.

Spectrum Health CISO Larry Whiteside said attackers targeted health care organisations more frequently as the value of patient data rises.

This article originally appeared at scmagazineus.com

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