In military history, it’s called “fighting the last war”: addressing yesterday’s threats while today’s go unrecognized.

Many healthcare organizations are doing exactly that by being blind to the newest threats to the Protected Health Information (PHI).

The environment in PHI risk is changing rapidly. In recent years, most data breaches were the result of lost laptops and other employee miscues. Today, intentional attacks have surpassed inadvertent mistakes as the leading cause of PHI incidents. Criminal hacks against healthcare organizations have increased 125 percent since 2010 – and last year were the leading cause of data breaches for the first time.

Read the entire article at Becker’s Health IT and CIO Review.

Bob Chaput

CEO at Clearwater Compliance
Bob Chaput is widely recognized for his extensive and in-depth knowledge of healthcare compliance and cyber risk management, and is one of the industry’s leading authorities in healthcare information security today. As a leading authority safeguarding health data, Chaput has supported hundreds of hospitals and health systems to successfully manage healthcare’s evolving cybersecurity threats and ensure patient safety.