Data Breaches Cost Hospitals $4B Annually – survey

Jack O’Brien reports on findings from a recent survey of more than 2,870 security professionals from 733 provider organization. Spoiler alert: almost every IT professional agreed with the sentiment that data attackers are outpacing  medical enterprises.

The total cost of data breaches at healthcare organizations is projected to reach $4 billion by the end of 2019, according to a Black Book survey released Monday morning.

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Ninety-three percent of healthcare organizations reported a data breach in the past three years and 57% of respondents said their respective organizations experienced more than five data breaches over the same period of time.

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