Privacy experts spoke about their data breach experiences Thursday at the Healthcare Privacy Summit in Washington, D.C., agreeing that what they’ve experienced likely is just the beginning for what’s possible in security fissures at healthcare organizations.
Omar Khawaja, a global project manager for Verizon, noted that 61 percent of breaches his group finds are for payment card information, and pointed out that the reactive system presently in place for combating such breaches is problematic.
“What does 911 look like in cyberspace? Who do you call when you have a breach?” Khawaja asked. “It takes months just to contain the breach.”