In the last two years, 94% of healthcare organizations have experienced a data breach, with 40% reporting at least five breaches.
Protecting patients from identity theft
The healthcare industry is rapidly adopting health information technology (HIT). Sometimes so rapidly that security measures are lagging behind, leaving healthcare entities open to dangerous data breaches. In the first three years of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009, approximately 260 data breaches affected more than 10 million patients, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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The cost of a healthcare breach to both business and the affected patients is staggering: HITECH carries violation fines of up to $1.5 million, data breaches cost the healthcare industry $6 billion per year, the total economic impact of medical identity theft is $30.9 billion annually, up from $28.6 billion in 2012.
Silent Breach services enable organizations to detect, respond and prevent to cyber attacks targeting the healthcare industry.
Our most relevant services to protect hospitals and patients:
- Penetration Testing for HIT and medical equipment
- Vulnerability Assessment for HIT and medical equipment
- Incident Detection and Response for HIT in hospitals