Top health information security risks haven’t changed much in 10 years; theft or loss of data is still No. 1 in the number of incidents, Mac McMillan, CEO of IT security and compliance services firm CynergisTek said at the AHIMA Convention in New Orleans. But the entire security landscape has changed.
Based on the number of incidents, theft or loss of data is by far the most prevalent reason for a breach, followed by identity theft or fraud, and then mistakes such as errant emails, forgetting to patch some software, faxes sent to the wrong location and other unintentional acts.
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