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Statista dossier on cyber security in the health care sector

This dossier presents some of the most interesting facts and figures about cyber security in the health care sector. Since the rise of digital health in every form, cyber security has become a big issue for the health industry. In fact, the health care sector is among the most affected industries. This document gives a good overview of the state of cyber security in health care, focusing clearly on the United States.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Online security: global incidents 2009-2015

    • Global data breach identity theft causes 2016

    • Annual number of cyber incidents according to U.S. federal agencies 2006-2016

    • Cyber crime: number of breaches and records exposed 2005-2018

  • 2. Health care vs. other sectors
    • Share of identities exposed via data breaches 2016, by sector

    • Number of U.S. data breaches 2014-2018, by industry

    • Cyber crime: distribution of breaches 2014-2018, by sector

    • Cyber crime: distribution of data exposed 2014-2018, by sector

  • 3. Attacks/data breaches
    • Number of data breaches in the U.S. health and medical sector 2005-2017

    • Healthcare data breaches in the U.S. from 2014-2017, by breach type

    • 10 largest U.S. healthcare data breaches of 2018

    • Types of cyber attacks experienced by U.S. physicians 2017

    • Number of U.S. residents affected by data breaches 2014-2016

  • 4. Consequences/measures
    • Physicians that experienced downtime due to a cyber attack in U.S. 2017

    • Key figures on costs for health care data breaches U.S. 2017

    • Data breach costs per capita in health care vs. other industries 2017

    • Ratio of cyber security staff to IT users in healthcare organizations U.S. 2018

    • Select reasons for IT security increase in health companies in the US 2016

    • Responses of physicians and practices to cyber attacks in the U.S. 2017

    • Areas of concern for physicians regarding future cyber attacks in the U.S. 2017

  • 5. The consumer's view
    • Trust on health entities for secure digital healthcare data in U.S. 2017

    • Consumer confidence on digital data security measures by providers in U.S. 2017

    • Experienced breaches of their digital healthcare data among US consumers 2017

    • Digital healthcare data breach locations in U.S. 2017

    • Impact on consumer trust on health organizations post breach in U.S. 2017

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