In July and August, it appeared that there were some signs of progress in terms of how long it took to discover a health data breach. While we’d like to report a new emerging trend, unfortunately the data provided a false sense of improvement. In the same time frame, healthcare has also experienced an uptick in the number of hacking incidents, which are often quickly discovered due to the effect they have on an organization’s daily operations. As a result, some of this improvement may simply be attributable to more hacking, rather than faster discovery, though we’ll be tracking this carefully. Indeed, while hacking is quickly detected, insiders continue to go unnoticed, creating a costly aftermath for both healthcare organizations and patients alike.