Nearly 200 million people in the U.S. have had their health information exposed in data breaches since 2010, according to federal data.
That number’s only going up.
In 2018, 13 million people had their health data exposed in 366 breaches. That’s up 2% from the 359 breaches providers, health plans and their business associates reported in 2017.
“The trend we’re seeing based on an incidence perspective … is that breaches have continued to get worse,” said Robert Lord, co-founder and president of cybersecurity company Protenus.