Ponemon Institute Privacy & Security of Healthcare Data Study

The Ponemon Institute recently released the latest version of their Privacy & Security of Healthcare Data Study report. In light of this, we put together an infographic that highlights key statistics, including:

  • Data breaches could be costing the healthcare industry $6.2 billion.
  • 89% of covered entities and 61% of business associates reported having a data breach in the past two years.
  • Criminal attacks caused half of breaches at covered entities, while employee actions caused a large portion of breaches for both covered entities and business associates.
  • Nearly 75% of data breaches at covered entities and half of those at business associates were discovered during an audit or assessment, highlighting the need for these to occur on a regular basis.

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CynergisTek, Inc.

CynergisTek is a top-ranked cybersecurity consulting firm dedicated to serving the information assurance needs of healthcare. CynergisTek offers specialized services and solutions to help organizations achieve privacy, security, and compliance goals. The company has been recognized by KLAS in the 2016 and 2018 Cybersecurity reports as a top performing firm in healthcare cybersecurity, as well as the 2017 Best in KLAS winner for Cybersecurity Advisory Services.

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