Healthcare Organizations are only “Somewhat Confident” Your Personal Information is Safe

Posted by ownCloud GmbH – 26. June 2015

ID-100198235In one way or another we are all linked to the healthcare industry, but did you know that the healthcare industry also happens to be one of the most targeted industries by cybercriminals? According to the Experian 2015 Data Breach Industry Forecast  “Reuters reported that the FBI released a private notice to the healthcare industry warning providers that their cyber security systems are lax compared to other sectors.”

And if that isn’t bad enough “According to the Ponemon Institute, 72 percent of healthcare organizations say they are only somewhat confident (32 percent) or not confident (40 percent) in the security and privacy of patient data shared on HIEs.”

If your healthcare provider is only somewhat confident in the security of patient data, how confident can you expected to be that your information is not at risk? Healthcare companies are a fount of personal data that cybercriminals are dying to get their hands on in order “to gain medical services, procure drugs, and defraud private insurers and government benefit programs.”

The forecast further goes on to recommend that “Healthcare organizations will need to step up their security posture and data breach preparedness or face the potential for scrutiny from federal regulators. Reported incidents may continue to rise as electronic medical records and consumer-generated data adds vulnerability and complexity to security considerations for the industry.”

ownCloud is a popular choice for healthcare companies looking for a secure storage solution because it combines ease of use without compromising control over sensitive data. ownCloud is deployed within an organization’s IT infrastructure, ensuring that sensitive data remains under control at all times, unlike consumer-grade file sharing services, which store sensitive data on public cloud servers.

So how confident are you that your personal information is safe with your healthcare company? Well, if that organization is using ownCloud to store your information, you can rest assured that it’s safe. Learn more about how ownCloud helps healthcare organizations keep your data safe.

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