The answer may surprise you. Take a look at the graph below.

Most Common Cause of LargeWhen we think of privacy & security breaches we think of a computer geek hacking into computers or wayward employees.

 

In reality the biggest threat to privacy and security is theft:

 

 • A laptop is stolen from a vehicle,

A tablet comes up missing at a convention.

A flash drive is lost carrying important patient files

 

With the increasing usage of portable devices such as cell phones, tablets, flash drives and laptops the risk of the theft will only increase.

 

Look for our next blog on how-tos for decreasing the risks associated with theft.

 

What do you think is the most common cause of HIPAA privacy & security breaches?

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