Nearly 1 in 5 health data breaches take years to spot, says Verizon

And 90 per cent of all industries have lost people’s sensitive med info.
John Leyden
Stolen medical information is a prevalent problem across multiple industries, according to a new study by Verizon.
The issue is compounded because many organisations outside of the healthcare sector do not even realise they even hold this type of data.
Common sources of protected health information are employee records (including workersÂ’ compensation claims) or information for health programs. These repositories are frequently poorly protected.
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