Forget WannaCry, staff themselves pose a risk to healthcare data

More than half of all healthcare data breaches reported during 2017 could be traced back to people on the inside of victim organisations, according to an annual study by Verizon.

The company’s latest Protected Health Information Data Breach Report (PHIDBR) looked at 1,368 mostly US examples, identifying 782 (57.5 per cent) as having an insider element.

A further 571 (42 per cent) were external attacks, 80 (5.9 per cent) happened via partners, and 69 (5.1 per cent) involved collusion between entities on the inside or outside.

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Source: The Register