[ISN] Survey: Breaches Cost Some Healthcare Organizations $100K Per Day

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Tue, 31 May 2011 04:11:10 -0500 (CDT)

By Kelly Jackson Higgins
Dark Reading 
May 27, 2011

Most healthcare organizations have made compliance with security and 
privacy regulations a priority, but that hasn’t slowed the data-breach 
bleed, a new survey finds.

Some 56 percent of IT administrators in healthcare organizations say 
they spend anywhere from 25 to 100 percent of their time working on 
compliance, and 54 percent spend most of it on HIPPA, according to the 
survey conducted by GlobalSign, a certificate authority. Meanwhile, some 
34 percent of organizations suffered a breach of their patients' records 
in the past two years, and 10 percent say those breaches cost 
organizations $100,000 per incident each day.

Nearly 40 percent spend one-fourth of their work week "improving 
security and ensuring data privacy," and 19 percent say they spend 75 to 
100 percent of their time on compliance, the report found, based on a 
survey of 107 IT administrators, managers, and C-level executives. Half 
of the respondents are with organizations of 5,000 or more employees.

Lila Kee, chief product officer at GlobalSign, says the findings reveal 
that healthcare is working heavily on compliance for HIPPA, HITECH, and 
other state and federal regulations, but is still getting hacked. "They 
are still having breaches even though they are doing a lot with 
regulations and compliance," Kee says.


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