Healthcare is the most breached industry : how do we change that?
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Healthcare is the most breached industry in the United States. Health records are now fetching more money on the black market than credit card numbers. Threats to Healthcare data security come from criminal hackers, hacktivists, state-sponsored hackers, malicious employees with perhaps the greatest threat coming from accidental or negligent disclosure by employees. Most information security related investments are driven by the need to meet Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements. Typically, these investments are characterized by heavy reliance on technology, outsourcing security activities, and risk transfer (Cyber Liability Policy). As a result of this compliance focused security spending, little headway is made in reducing the number of breaches in healthcare. Two important weaknesses that will continue to inhibit progress in protecting health information are: the industry lacks a culture of security, and there is a lack of strong leadership among those tasked with overseeing information security.