One in three health care patients in the U.S. had confidential data compromised in 2015.
Careless internal mistakes—such as phishing scams and poor password security—can explode into a system-wide cyberattack that brings unwanted headlines and damages reputations.
PR pros updating their crisis plans for 2017 can use this infographic as a guide to potential minefields. Take a look; the stats are eye-opening. For example:
· Seventy percent of major health care breaches result from stolen or missing portable hardware and devices with unencrypted data. The average for other industries is 19 percent.
· The cost of cleaning up a single compromised health care record is $407.
· Some 112 million patient records were lost in 2015.
Collaboration with IT, HR and other stakeholders will be crucial.