Earlier this year, the Identity Theft Resource Center announced that the United States had a total of 1,093 reported data breaches in 2016, which was an increase of 40 percent from the previous year.
Nearly one-third of these events, 377 incidents, occurred in the healthcare/medical industry. If you think these numbers are small, think again. Many incidents involved large healthcare/medical databases: 84 percent of the reported breaches impacted more than 500 people per incident. How can you secure your medical website? (more…)