Despite Size of Threat, Healthcare Orgs Still Not Spending Enough On Cybersecurity

Healthcare IT Today

Anne Zieger

As I reported recently, last year was an extremely difficult one healthcare security. More than 700 healthcare organizations reported a breach of 500 or more patient records to the HHS Office for Civil Rights, more than double the number of such attacks reported five years.

Why are things this bad? Well, clearly the pandemic has been a factor, as it has drained healthcare organizations of the resources they would ordinarily have to maintain secure operations. Then there’s the reality that healthcare data continues to be among the more attractive types of data you can steal, given that among other things it’s rich in data types that can be resold.

But perhaps the most striking reason healthcare organizations remain so...

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