In 2020, there was a substantial increase in the number of breaches and incidents reported in the Healthcare vertical. In fact, the number of confirmed data breaches in Healthcare increased from the previous year according to Verizon’s Data Breach Investigations Report. Misconfiguration was one of the vehicles for these data breaches that included compromised personal information, medical details and other credentials. These enabled external and/or internal actors to steal data that is then used for financial fraud. With the ever-present danger of increased security breaches, protecting these sensitive data is critical. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) provides guidance for securing healthcare information.
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