[ Thursday, April 12, 2018 ]
Insiders Cause Most Health Industry Breaches:
Jeff [3:05 PM]
Not really surprising, but most data breaches in the health industry are cause by insiders
. That's not surprising, given the highly labor-intensive nature of healthcare, the presence of so many low-wage employees (who might be more likely to either intentionally (theft) or unintentionally (accident) cause a breach), and the fact that sensitive identifiable data is involved in every aspect of the business.
I don't agree with the headline's premise, that healthcare is worse than anyone else at preventing insider actions; that assumes that the number of healthcare data breaches is comparatively high compared with other industries. Rather, I think the number of breaches is comparatively low, but it's just that the percentage of the (lower number of) breaches attributable to insiders appears high due to the low denominator.
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