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Cybersecurity healthcare survey: 7 takeaways

Chief Healthcare Executive

Ron Southwick

HIMSS surveyed more than 160 cybersecurity professionals and found some healthcare organizations are spending more to protect their networks, but many are still making modest investments.

Some healthcare organizations are starting to invest more in cybersecurity, but a recent survey shows many are still not putting much money toward it.

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) gathered responses from 167 cybersecurity professionals for its 2021 cybersecurity survey, which was released Jan. 28.

Cybersecurity attacks rose last year, with hundreds of breaches reported at healthcare organizations. Experts expect this year could be even worse. The cost of the typical healthcare breach surpassed $9 million in 2021, according to IBM. Several attacks have already been reported in 2022.

The HIMSS...

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