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5 Causes of Healthcare Data Breaches

Cybersecurity breaches in healthcare can stem from a variety of sources. According to the Ponemon Institute, the top five causes of data breaches include:

  1. Criminal attacks
  2. Third-party snafus
  3. Stolen devices
  4. Unintentional employee actions
  5. Technical system glitches

Source: Ponemon Institute, “Sixth Annual Benchmark Study on Privacy & Security of Healthcare Data,” May 2016

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Jan 17 2017

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