There’s TOO MANY data-leaking healthcare firms, growls Symantec

Darren Pauli reports:

Security software company Symantec is being drenched in calls from breached health organisations that have lost devices or suffered an information security snafu.

Some 80 per cent of the calls its incident response team has received since December are from healthcare firms, topping the charts for the number of breach incidents for 2014 for the fourth year running, according to Symantec’s annual threat report (PDF).

Most of these 116 incidents — which are up 25 per cent since 2013 — are due to lost or stolen devices and human database bungling.

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