The healthcare industry will continue to be a vulnerable and attractive target for cybercriminals in 2015, thanks to the expanding number of access points to protected health information and other sensitive data via electronic health records and the growing popularity of wearable technology.
Thats the conclusion of Experians second annual Data Breach Industry Forecast, which predicts that healthcare will continue to be plagued with data breaches in 2015. Healthcare organizations accounted for about 42 percent of all major data breaches reported in 2014. We expect this number will continue to grow until the industry comes up with a stronger solution to improve its cybersecurity strategies, said Michael Bruemmer, vice president at Experian Data Breach Resolution, in a written statement.
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