HEALTHCARE CYBERSECURITY BUDGETS ARE STILL FALLING SHORT

HealthLeaders Media

Scott Mace

Cybersecurity budgets in healthcare are expected to continue to fall short of actual needs in the next year, according to a new survey by Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Market Intelligence.

Research for the 2021 State of Cybersecurity Report: The COVID-19 Evolution was conducted in January by surveying 131 security or cybersecurity decision-makers employed at U.S. hospitals, health systems, and ambulatory care organizations.

Three out of four respondents said changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in a larger or more complex computing edge, akin to the cybersecurity concept of attack surfaces.

On average, these decision-makers believe...

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