Healthcare data is the most valuable data a thief can get their hands on. Last year Ponemon did a study, which found that of the 40 companies across 12 industries surveyed, that negligence or human error is the primary root cause of data breaches.
I’ve talked about data breaches due to a lost laptop before. They’re common, painful and usually generate horrible publicity. It continues to be alarming how many of these devices that are lost continue to be unencrypted. Looking around lately, there’s a very disturbing trend – healthcare professionals are losing devices left, right and center.