Healthcare Cybersecurity Breaches Featured in Animated Video

Case Studies Demonstrate Why Healthcare Entities Are Vulnerable to Attack

Napa, California—October 22, 2014—Real-life situations where healthcare entities suffered data breaches are detailed in the short video “Case Studies: Healthcare Data Breach Risks” now available on YouTube. This unique animated video was produced by The Doctors Company, the nation’s largest physician-owned medical malpractice insurer.

The video describes why healthcare entities should be concerned about cybersecurity breaches, reviews two case studies, presents an overview of the threats facing healthcare organizations, and provides tips to mitigate risk and exposure to cyberattacks and data breaches.

In the video, it is noted that:

  • The healthcare industry suffers more data breaches than any other business segment—a total of 51 percent of all breaches.
  • In the last two years, 94 percent of healthcare organizations have had at least one data breach, and the average cost of dealing with these breaches was $2.4 million.
  • Healthcare organizations fail to upgrade their cybersecurity as quickly as other businesses, and criminals find personal patient information particularly valuable to exploit.

“The Doctors Company constantly monitors emerging trends and quickly responds with innovative solutions,” said Dave McHale, senior vice president and chief legal counsel, The Doctors Company. “In recognizing that healthcare entities are most vulnerable to attack, we provide essential risk prevention tips, and we offer cyber liability protection as part of our core medical liability coverage.”

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