Cybersecurity continued to be a struggle for many in the healthcare sector this year, with several massive breaches, successful targeted phishing campaigns, and security events caused by human error. While providers struggled with the basics, like email errors and a lack of encryption, hackers have pummeled the sector with increasingly sophisticated attack methods.
Protenus won’t have the final tally for the year’s breached patient records until January. But the first three quarters of 2018 saw about 8.7 million records – well over the total 5.6 million reported in 2017.
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