Report: 1 in 3 Patient Healthcare Records Will Be Hacked in 2016

Although CBS News christened 2014 “The Year of the Data Breach,” (arguably prematurely) cyber attacks are predicted to only increase in frequency and breadth in 2016. No industry will be immune, including healthcare, which saw 100 million records hacked in 2015, according to a recent report from IBM.

Now a new report predicts that an incredible 1 in 3 patient records will be comprised in 2016.

Such dire predictions aren’t limited to healthcare, of course, but include ecommerce businesses and pretty much every entity that has any kind of online presence. It’s a reminder that an essential part of ecommerce is protecting what you’ve worked so hard to build.

Below is the full article from Computerworld which details the report.

Computerworld: Cyberattacks will compromise 1-in-3 healthcare records next year

Report: 1 in 3 Patient Healthcare Records Will Be Hacked in 2016

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Karen Schmidt

Journalist turned blogger about all things ecommerce, shopping, retail and cyber security.

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