See the full article at SC Magazine: Targeted attacks cost companies an average of $200k
It always costs more to repair than to prevent. The curious thing is that federal law mandated basic security protections in HIPAA, but industry never bothered because the law was never enforced.
Here we are 12 years after the HIPAA Privacy Rule was implemented:
· the Coalition for Patient Privacy got MUCH tougher security rules and enforcement into HITECH
· breaches are rampant
· 80% of hospitals still don’t encrypt data
What’s wrong with this picture? Register for the 2nd International Summit on the Future of Health Privacy June 6-7 in Washington, DC–attending or watching via live streamingvideo is free: http://tiny.cc/p4fqew Security technologies are critical for privacy—see top US computer scientists discuss “ideal” technologies for health data privacy and security.