September 11, 2023
Health IT | Tea Leaves
  • The health care industry has suffered fewer but larger cybersecurity breaches in the first half of 2023, suggesting a shift in targets and tactics among attackers. According to a report from cybersecurity firm Critical Insight, the 308 health care data breaches reported to the federal government from January through June represent a 15 percent sequential decline from the back half of 2022’s 363. It puts the industry on pace to close the year with the fewest breaches since 2019, the firm wrote. The 202 reported breaches specifically targeting providers is similarly a cutback from the past three years’ breach frequency. (Article here)