Will ‘Digital Fingerprint’ Technology Prevent Data Thieves?
The healthcare data security war can be won, but it will require action and commitment from the industry.
By Santosh Varughese
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In 2015, the healthcare industry was one of the top three industries hit hardest by serious data breaches and major attacks — along with government and manufacturers. Packed with a wealth of exploitable information such as credit card data, email addresses, Social Security numbers, employment information and medical history records, much of this information will remain valid for years — if not, decades — and fetch a high price on the black market.
Having been the victim of a data theft, myself, I know how terrible this type of crime can be.