Report: 94% of US hospitals suffered data breaches, and 45% had quintuplets

Naked Security - Lis Vaas - Jan 3, 2013

Competent healthcare providers are great at medical things, be it measuring fasting blood sugar to diagnose diabetes, swabbing the backs of our throats, or clearing plaque off our grubby molars.

Securing electronic devices or health records? Not so much.

That's the takeaway from a study from the Ponemon Institute, which surveyed 80 healthcare organisations in the US and found that 75% don't secure medical devices containing sensitive patient data, while 94% have leaked data in the last two years (mostly due to staff negligence).

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