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Healthcare cybersecurity: How to prevent the compromise of patient records?

September 14, 2021

Year after year, the number of data breaches affecting entities in the healthcare industry rises, and 2020 was no exception. The 616 data breaches reported this past year to the US Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) have resulted in the exposure / compromise of 28,756,445 healthcare records.

Most of these breaches were caused by hackers and improper IT security, as ransomware gangs continue to target organizations whose security has been stretched thin even more than usual.

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