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More Healthcare SMEs Eyeing Breach Insurance

DATA PROTECTION—U.S.

August 22, 2013

In light of a growing number of healthcare breaches affecting small- and medium-sized organizations, many are looking at acquiring cyber insurance, American Medical News reports. A recent Experian/Ponemon Institute study found a growing trend of organizations across industry sectors looking toward such protection. Experian Data Breach Resolution Vice President Michael Bruemmer said specifically with healthcare, 32 percent of organizations polled already have insurance and an additional 41 percent are considering it. Bruemmer also said he has seen a shift toward smaller healthcare practices showing interest in cyber insurance coverage.
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