Preventing Employee Error from Causing a HIPAA Data Breach

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The healthcare industry experiences the most data breaches of any industry and has the highest proportion of insider sources.1 Healthcare data breaches are also the costliest, with an average cost of $380 per record — 69% greater than the national average.² The good news is that, because more than half of all cyber security incidents in healthcare involve the inadvertent actions of employees,¹ there is an opportunity for practices to greatly reduce their risk of attack with employee training and awareness that builds a pervasive “culture of security.”

In this special report, we offer best practices that can help you guard against inadvertent cybersecurity incidents.

Risk Areas

  • HIPAA Data Security: Your employees are your biggest risk

Best Practices

  • Institute enhanced staff training & awareness
  • Establish strong policies & procedures