Third-Party Vendors Behind 20% of Healthcare Data Breaches in 2018

Health IT Security: Third-party vendors working with healthcare provider organizations accounted for more than 20 percent of breaches in the healthcare sector last year, according to a new CynergisTek report.

In fact, vendors are responsible for some of the largest health data breaches to date. The researchers noted that the risk is rapidly increasing, as many providers don’t proactively assess their vendors’ security before the contracting process, or at the onset of services.

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