Healthcare Must Plan for Zero Trust Today to Manage Tomorrow’s Data Spread
Targeted cyberattacks against the healthcare industry continue to rise. A 2021 report from HIPAA Journal showed that U.S. healthcare institutions had 616 data breaches of 500+ records in 2020—with a total of 28,756,445 total healthcare records being exposed. At the same time, hospitals and clinics racked up the highest average data breach costs among all sectors last year—$7.13 million (an increase of 10% from the previous year).
Just a few years ago, many health organizations were still unsure about the cloud, because they felt they needed physical control of their data. But today, cloud services and applications are almost mandatory in healthcare environments, not least because cloud-based infrastructure is so much more cost-effective.
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