Are providers ripe for a massive medical records heist?
Every lost laptop, stolen smartphone and missing thumb drive containing health information confirms the dark reality of an industry disconcertingly tone deaf when it comes to data encryption and protection. Many healthcare organizations have yet to institute security practices that financial services companies, for instance, put in place two decades ago—a fact that leaves them increasingly vulnerable to the large-scale data thievery that organized crime has perpetrated in other realms.
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