2018 Q2 Data Breaches
Statistics Suggest Struggles in
the Healthcare Sector
Data Breaches in Q2 Increased by 29%
  • 110 data breaches disclosed in Q1
  • 142 data breaches disclosed in Q2
Breached Patient Records Almost Tripled in From Q1 to Q2
  • 1.29M patient records were breached in Q1
  • 3.14M patient records were breached in Q2
Repeat Offenses to Breach Patients Records Increased By 9%
  • 21% Repeat Offenses in Q1
  • 29.71% Repeat Offenses in Q2
Major Causes of Data Breaches in Q1 and Q2 of 2018
Insiders
  • Insiders were responsible for 37.28% of the total number of breaches in Q1
  • Insiders were responsible for 30.99% of the total number of breaches in Q2
  • Family member snooping is the most common insider-related threat
Staff Shortages
  • One investigator monitors an average of nearly 4000 employees
Lack of Routine Training and Education
  • 78% of staff lacked proper data privacy and security awareness
Business Associate/Third-Party Involvement
  • In Q1 there were a total of 20 disclosed incidents that involved business associates (BAs) or third-party vendors (18% of total incidents).
  • In Q2 there were a total of 26 disclosed incidents that involved business associates (BAs) or third-party vendors(18.3% of total incidents).

Average Time for Health Data Breach Detection

  • In Q1 – Average 244 Days
  • In Q2 – Average 204 Days

Source - Protenus.com





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