Digital Security Facts
Recent findings in the digital world.
Here are some staggering figures that have been collected in regards to digital security. These numbers truly put into perspective how serious protecting client information has become. The consequences for not complying with both state and national regulations immensely outweigh the miniscule premium that a secure email solution will cost a business … And these figures prove just that.
In 2014, 17.6 million people became victims of identity theft in the United States. 86% of those affected were victims of credit card or bank account fraud.
From 2005 to June 2016, there have been a reported 6,284 data breaches and more than 860 million records compromised.
In 2016 alone, there have already been 507 data breaches and more than 12 million records compromised.
3. Since June 2013, The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has received more than $10 million for HIPAA violations.
38,723,605 patients have been affected by health data breaches.
– According to an analysis from the Health Information Privacy & Security Act
The most common types of covered entities that have been required to take corrective action to achieve voluntary compliance are, in order of frequency:
1. Private Practices; 2. General Hospitals; 3. Outpatient Facilities; 4. Health Plans (group health plans and health insurance issuers); and, 5. Pharmacies. – Read the full article.