Healthcare security breaches are making headlines with escalating frequency. Consequently, the need to safeguard personal health information (PHI) and other nonpublic data looms more urgent with each passing day.
While recent developments shine an unsettling public spotlight on healthcare crime, to security experts in the industry, the concern goes far deeper than the mainstream news. A vast number of breaches aren’t even reported. In fact, 80 percent of medical record thefts remain unnoticed for months, and sometimes years, according to Cisco® Security healthcare expert Richard Staynings.