A recent study that looked at 938 data breaches found institutional factors play the biggest role in the likelihood of hospital cyberattacks, according to an article on the Campus Safety website.
Researchers at the University of Notre Dame found that in healthcare, investing more time and money in IT security systems doesn’t equate to fewer data breaches.
The researchers say factors — such as smaller health systems, older health systems, for-profit or nonprofit — determine which facilities are less likely to suffer repercussions from a data breach.
“It even seems that only certain types of hospitals are able to reap the benefits of having a greater number of IT security systems,” lead author Corey Angst, a professor at Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business, said in the article.
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