Over the past 10 years of #data breach history, 41 percent of breaches were caused not by hacking, but by device loss. Because of a particularly bad record of holding track of its #devices, the #healthcare industry has been responsible for more breaches than any other sector this decade, according to #trend micro‘s #analysis of the past 10 years of data breaches — as catalogued by the nonprofit Privacy Rights Clearinghouse.
More than one-quarter (26.9%) of the data breaches reported since 2005 were in healthcare, but as Trend Micro points out in its #report, these are only the breaches we know about. A vast majority of data breaches remain unreported, because data breach notification laws do not apply to them. There may be intellectual property #leaks that would give you nightmares, but you won’t receive a letter about it unless your PII was involved, and even then not all the details will be shared publicly.