Redspin Releases Annual Report on the State of Cyber Security in Healthcare

Large scale hacking attacks dominate 2015 statistics. Over 100 million patient records affected.

Carpinteria and Mission Viejo, CA – February 9, 2016 — Redspin, an Auxilio Company (OTCQB: AUXO) and a leading authority on cyber security in healthcare, has released its Breach Report 2015: Protected Health Information (PHI). The annual report, now in its sixth year, provides in-depth analysis of the causes of PHI breaches reported to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

Unlike previous years, hackers were the leading cause of PHI breach in 2015 by an overwhelming margin. Hacking attacks factored in 9 of the 10 largest breach incidents of the year and those incidents led to the compromise of 98.1% of all patient records breached in 2015. “Healthcare organizations are under attack,” said Daniel W. Berger, President of Redspin. “For those entrusted to protect patient data, the security challenges are now that much more difficult.”

Protected health information commands a high value on the black market. It is rich in demographics and other highly sensitive information such as patient diagnoses, insurance information, and prescriptions. Unlike credit card numbers, once PHI is stolen it is not cancellable or recoverable. In the wrong hands, it can result in medical ID theft and fraud.

Redspin reports that “phishing” – tricking employees into disclosing their login ID’s and passwords through fraudulent emails or other methods – played a role in many of the 2015 hacking attacks. Once the malicious hackers have network credentials, they locate and pilfer PHI databases. “Phishing attacks exploit natural human tendencies like curiosity and helpfulness, often with devastating consequences,” added Berger.

A copy of Redspin’s “Breach Report 2015: Protected Health Information (PHI)” can be downloaded at: https://www.redspin.com/breach-report

About Redspin
Redspin, an Auxilio Company, is a trusted leader in cyber security for the healthcare industry. Since 2001, the company has offered IT security assessments, consulting and managed services to protect critical infrastructure and confidential data. Redspin helps healthcare organizations maintain compliance and reduce overall security risk by providing HIPAA risk assessments, penetration testing, social engineering testing, and security program development services.
Auxilio Inc. is a managed print services and IT security company exclusively serving many of the leading hospitals and health systems. In 2015, Auxilio acquired Redspin. Together, the companies serve over 350 healthcare customers including covered entities (CE) and business associates (BA).
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