Jul 14, 2015 11:42:03 AM

The Scariest Healthcare IT Security Statistics

The Scariest Healthcare IT Security Statistics

 

One of the most compelling arguments for healthcare IT security comes from examining those that have experienced issues before you. More often than not, however, these stories get pushed to the side, written off as anecdotes and isolated incidents. For most industries, IT security is an afterthought, but the additional layer of HIPAA compliance and security concerns that come with being in the medical industry is particularly worrisome for some practices. Maintaining the security of patient data, avoiding unnecessary access, updating antivirus definitions and making sure to install security updates and patches are just a small portion of security. If you’ve written healthcare IT security off in the past with this excuse: Data exposure and security issues won’t happen to us. But the statistics are proving otherwise. Netiq’s 2015 Cyberthreat Defense Report is out and some of the statistics are looking a little scary. Don’t believe me? Check them out for yourself:

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