Top Cybersecurity Risks for Healthcare Industry

Despite the cyber threats facing healthcare organizations, 95 percent of IT specialists working at medical organizations around the world report that their organizations do not use any software for information security governance or risk management, according to the results of a 2017 IT Risks Survey.

Netwrix Corporation, provider of a visibility platform for data security and risk mitigation in hybrid environments, released the results of its Netwrix 2017 IT Risks report, which provides a look into IT security practices, pains, successful experiences and plans in the healthcare industry. The IT risks are divided into three areas: security, compliance and operations.

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Stolen Laptop Leads to Possible Healthcare Data Breach in KS

Valley Hope Association, a Kansas-based non-profit that provides drug and alcohol addiction treatment, recently announced a data security breach after a work-issued laptop containing patient information was stolen from an employee’s car on December 30, 2015.

Recent healthcare data breaches include cases of unencrypted email and a stolen hard drive. Read more..

Healthcare underspends on cybersecurity as attacks accelerate

Healthcare providers are far behind other industries when it comes to protecting their data and the number of attacks is only expected to accelerate.

At an annual confab designed to celebrate the latest in technological innovation, a newly released survey offered a sobering take on healthcare’s flimsy defenses.

Healthcare providers are averaging less than 6% of their information technology budget expenditures on security, according to the survey from HIMSS Analytics, the research arm of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, and security firm Symantec.

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