August 22, 2022
Health care has felt the heaviest burden from data breaches, with the average cost rising to more than $10 million per event.
A new report from IBM Security evaluates the cost of data breaches across industries and illustrates the growing stakes for the health care community. Since last year, the total cost of a breach in health care increased 9.4 percent, the report said.
“Health care is one of the more highly regulated industries and is considered critical infrastructure by the U.S. government," the report notes.
Among the key takeaways:
More information about the report is available online.
HAP is committed to supporting Pennsylvania’s hospital community to respond to cybersecurity and data threats. Pennsylvania’s hospitals are focused on emergency preparedness and planning to protect patient information and deliver outstanding care in their communities.
For more information, contact Jason Tomashunas, MS, CHEP, HAP manager, emergency management.
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