Healthcare industry lagging behind in data security

CHICOPEE Mass. (WWLP) – Earlier this year Anthem had a massive data breach where the medical records of 80 million were exposed, yet the healthcare industry is still behind when it comes to protecting its data.

According to a report from Forrester they’ve complied with guidelines at the lowest possible cost.

One man affected by the anthem breach told 22News it didn’t surprise him. Jawad Khokhar said, “It’s kind of gotten more common with the way breaches are, I mean you don’t really know what they have out there. It’s cool that they reacted by giving protection for identity theft but at the same time it could have been prevented.”

Stolen credit cards sell for just a few dollars on the black market while electronic health records can go for as much as $50.

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