Healthcare Data Breaches Infographic

Posted on November 23, 2015 I Written By

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Royal Jay has put out this infographic (see below) which summarizes the impact of many of the health care data breaches we’ve seen hitting the news over the past few years. One problem with these infographics is that the numbers are so huge, I think many organizations have grown numb to breaches. I imagine many organizations kind of throw their hands up in the air and say that a breach is inevitable. That’s a scary position to take. Certainly you can’t be 100% secure, but you can make it hard enough that a breach is less likely.

What stands out to you in this health care data breach infographic: