HIPAA TIP TUESDAY

HIPAA TIP: Healthcare Data Breaches from Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report 2022

FREQUENCY: 894 incidents, 571 with confirmed data disclosure. Healthcare is the number one industry for cybersecurity incidents and disclosure(s) of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and Protected Health Information (PHI).

TOP PATTERNS: Web Applications, Miscellaneous Errors, Email Phishing, and theft of credentials are behind 86% of breaches.

THREAT ACTORS: External (61%), Internal (39%).

ACTOR MOTIVES: Financial (91%), Fun (5%), Espionage (4%).

DATA COMPROMISED: Personal (58%), Medical (46%), Credentials (29%), Other (29%).

TOP PROTECTIVE CONTROLS: Implement a Security Awareness Training Program, Secure Configurations of Enterprise Assets and Software, Access Control Management, Annual Risk Analysis and Testing.

Your employees are still causing breaches but they are over 2 1/2 times more likely to make an error than to maliciously misuse their access. Misdelivery and loss are the most common errors.

Verizon Healthcare Data Breaches 2022 Report

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