For years electronic health records have been some of the most valuable data criminals can target. Experian Data Breach Resolution believes 2017 will see criminals expanding into hospital networks. Experian predicts ransomware will be a top concern.
Ransomware will be top concern
Experian’s report notes that hospital networks tend to be more distributed, making it harder to maintain security measures compared with more centralized organizations. The personal health information of hundreds of patients is breached every year, but most Canadians live in provinces where health-care providers don’t have to tell victims (read more).
Medical ID fraud
The consequences of a medical data breach are wide-ranging, with devastating effects across the board — from the breached entity to consumers who may experience medical ID fraud to the healthcare industry as a whole (read more).
Read more about the report at CIO.