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Ponemon Institute is pleased to announce the release of Flipping the Economics of Attacks, sponsored by Palo Alto Networks. In this study, we look at the relationships between the time spent and compensation of today’s adversaries and how organizations can thwart attacks. As revealed in this research, while some attackers may be motivated by non-pecuniary reasons, such as those that are geopolitical or reputational, an average of 69 percent of respondents say they are in it for the money.

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Third Annual Survey on Medical Identity Theft Ponemon Institute
June 12, 2012, 12:00 am

(Click to download study)  We are pleased to present the findings of the Third Annual Survey on Medical Identity Theft conducted by Ponemon Institute and sponsored by Experian’s ProtectMyID® . This annual study on medical identity theft is designed to determine how pervasive this crime is in the United States and how it has affected consumers. 
In this year’s study, we also focused on the importance of healthcare privacy, what consumers would do if they lost trust in the healthcare providers’ ability to protect medical records and what is critical in managing the privacy of healthcare records. For purposes of this study, we define medical identity theft as occurring when someone uses an individual’s name and personal identity to fraudulently receive medical services, prescription drugs and/or goods, including attempts to commit fraudulent billing.

2013 Survey on Medical Identity Theft
September 11, 2013, 11:00 pm

We are pleased to announce the release of our 2013 Survey on Medical Identity Theft. This is the fourth year of the study and as in previous years we find that medical identity theft continues to be a costly and potentially life-threatening crime. However, unlike other forms of identity theft, the thief is most likely to be someone the victim knows very well. In this study of more than 700 victims of this fraud, most cases of identity theft result not from a data breach but from the sharing of personal identification credentials with family and friends. Or, family members take the victim’s credentials without permission.


We believe that individuals, healthcare organizations and government working together can reduce the risk of medical identity theft. First, individuals need to be aware of the negative consequences of sharing their credentials despite possible good intentions. They should also take the time to read their medical records and explanation of benefits statements to ensure that their information is correct. Second, healthcare organizations and government should improve their authentication procedures to prevent imposters from obtaining medical services and products.
Sponsored by the Medical Identity Fraud Alliance (MIFA), with support from ID Experts, the report can be found at http://medidfraud.org/2013-survey-on-medical-identity-theft.

2013 Survey on Medical Identity Theft
September 19, 2013, 12:00 am

The 2013 Survey on Medical Identity Theft conducted by Ponemon Institute and sponsored by the Medical Identity Fraud Alliance (MIFA), with support from ID Experts, measures the prevalence of medical identity theft in the United States and its impact on consumers. The survey found that consumers are at increased risk of medical identity theft and as a result face serious medical and financial consequences. 

Sixth Annual Benchmark Study on Privacy & Security of Healthcare Data
May 12, 2016, 10:00 am

 

We are pleased to announce the release of the Sixth Annual Benchmark Study on Privacy & Security of Healthcare Data, sponsored by ID Experts. For the sixth year in a row, data breaches in healthcare are consistently high in terms of volume, frequency, impact, and cost. Nearly 90 percent of healthcare organizations represented in this study had a data breach in the past two years, and nearly half, or 45 percent, had more than five data breaches in the same time period.

 

The complete report is available for download.

Nearly 90 Percent of Healthcare Organizations Suffer Data Breaches, New Ponemon Study Shows
May 12, 2016, 9:10 am

Nearly 90 Percent of Healthcare Organizations Suffer Data Breaches, New Ponemon Study Shows

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