In the past two years, 81 percent of hospitals and health insurance companies have had a data breach, according to a report released by KPMG.
“These are all incidents where they have determined they lost data,” said Greg Bell, Cyber US Leader at KPMG. “This wasn’t just a malware or a virus infection — it actually went to exfiltration.”
The study surveyed 223 senior technology and security executives at health care organizations with over $500 million in annual revenues.
However, only 66 percent of the insurance executives and 53 percent of hospital executives said they said that they were prepared for an attack.