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How 2023 Broke Long-Running Records for Health Data Breaches

February 6, 2024
Contributed by: Drex DeFord
Summary
2023 saw record health data breaches in US with 734 incidents, affecting 135.3 million individuals—over 40% of the population. Mostly due to hacks, with third-party business associates contributing significantly. Largest breach: 11.3 million people by HCA Healthcare. Increasingly sophisticated cyberthreats have experts predicting 2024 could be worse. To counter, entities urged to adopt robust, automated solutions, focusing on continuous monitoring of sensitive data. HHS suggests measures to defend against cyberattacks and safeguard ePHI. Reconnaissance necessary to keep up with evolving cybercriminal threats.
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