Hacking and IT incidents causing bigger breaches in healthcare

The total number of breaches is at a three-year low, but the incidents are larger, affect more people and are often caused by underprotected IT environments, according to a new Bitglass report. While the number of healthcare breaches has decreased in recent years, the number of individuals affected by such breaches skyrocketed in 2018, according to a new report from cloud security firm Bitglass.Its 2019 Healthcare Breach Report, based on data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Wall of Shame, shows a shifting threat landscape with hacking and IT incidents now responsible for more breaches than any other cause.

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