44% of Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Organizations Have Experienced a Data Breach Caused By a Third Party in the Last 12 Months

 SecureLink, a leader in critical access management, has released a new report titled “A Matter of Life And Death: The State of Critical Access Management in Healthcare,” revealing that third-party attacks in healthcare are on the rise and fundamentally threaten not just highly sensitive medical data, but patient care.

The report, which includes data from research conducted in partnership with Ponemon Institute, reveals that within the last year, 44% of healthcare and pharmaceutical organizations experienced a data breach caused by a third party – posing compliance, reputational, and financial risks.

Read more of the SecureLink press release. Obviously there is a self-serving element to their report and release, but it highlights an important issue:  the prevalence of breaches in the healthcare sector that involve third-parties.

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