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Healthcare again tops industries for cybersecurity attacks, data breaches

Healthcare Dive
By Meg Bryant
April 11, 2019

Healthcare again led all industries in cybersecurity attacks in 2018, claiming a quarter of the more than 750 incidents reported, BakerHostetler’s latest Data Security Incident Response Report shows.

Health information was the second most at-risk type of data in cyber incidents, making up fully a third of potentially compromised records. Social Security numbers were the most at risk at 37%. More than half (55%) of all incidents involved insider error or activity, according to the report.