The latest figures on the number of reported data breaches will be a cause for concern for many CIO’s and business leaders. According to The 2019 MidYear QuickView Data Breach Report, in the first half of 2019, there were over 3,800 data breaches. This is an increase of 54% from the same period in 2018, and has resulted in 4.1 billion individual records being compromised, 52% more than the first half of 2018.
The healthcare sector in particular continues to be the favoured target in 2019, closely followed by retail, financial services, government agencies and education. The type of data most commonly compromised is email addresses, passwords, healthcare data and personal details.
It is understandable why healthcare organizations are the most popular target given the amount of highly confidential data potentially available. Also when considering the variety of technology, and the number of staff involved in patient care, managing and securing data is an added complication.
Craig Hospital, a world-renowned rehabilitation hospital has however managed to secure their data, whilst enabling clinicians to stay focussed on patient care.