chapter  8
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SUMMARY

It is no surprise that cybersecurity has become a top-of-mind issue in many board rooms across healthcare providers large and small.

Beginning in 2015 with the staggering breach reported in February by Health Insurer Anthem that resulted in the loss of an estimated eighty (80) million customer records, it seems healthcare has become the “darling target” of the hacking community. Along with Anthem, organizations such as Premera Blue Cross, Excellus Blue Cross, as well as UCLA Health System and CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield were some of the larger breaches that added up to what was unquestionably one of the worst years for information security in healthcare.