External Threats Outpace Insider-Related Breaches in Healthcare

Healthcare IT Security: The number of confirmed data breaches in the healthcare sector substantially increased last year, as external threats exceeded the number of insider-related incidents for one of the first times, according to the latest Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR).

For its 2020 DBIR, Verizon researchers analyzed a total of 3,950 data breaches across 16 sectors and four global regions, along with 157,525 security incidents (of which 32,002 met its quality standards). Researchers noted they focused on confirmed data breaches, rather than other incident reports.

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