Sure there was the recent Sony breach, & Chick-Fil-A breach, before that Home Depot and countless other breaches of personal information and credit card info. But the largest health data breaches in the US listed on the federal tally so far demonstrate that security incidents are stemming from a variety of causes, from hacker attacks to missteps by business associates.
The top health care breaches offer important lessons that go beyond the usual message about the importance of encrypting laptops and other computing devices to prevent breaches involving lost or stolen devices, still the most common cause of incidents. They also highlight the need to bolster protection of networks and to carefully monitor the security practices of business associates.
The following infographic highlights key risks to patients and security considerations for organizations heading into 2015.
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