Healthcare security stuck in Stone Age

April 22, 2014 Erin McCann | Healthcare IT News

Healthcare has a few things to do differently in the privacy and security arena — one of them being: Start taking it seriously. This according to Verizon’s annual breach report released today.

The new 2014 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report highlights a concerning carelessness regarding privacy and security, specific to the healthcare industry.

“They seem to be somewhat behind the curve as far as implementing the kinds of controls we see other industries already implemented,” said Suzanne Widup, senior analyst on the Verizon RISK team, in an interview with Healthcare IT News discussing report findings.

The industry’s biggest misstep? Encryption, encryption, encryption.

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