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How Security Pros Can Help Protect Patients from Medical Data Theft

July 14, 2017

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Imagine discovering that a local hospital’s IT system has been hacked and the hackers are threatening to publish patients’ names, addresses, and medical records on the Internet. In September 2016, this happened to 6,000 patients in Oklahoma.

As security professionals know, this is just one example of many when it comes to medical data theft. New research from Accenture finds that a startling 26% of U.S. consumers have experienced a healthcare data breach, and 50% of these people subsequently have been victims of medical identity theft.

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