Healthcare Organizations Deprioritize Third-Party Risk Management

Health IT Security

Jill McKeon

Organizations across all sectors constantly share confidential information with third parties, but current third-party risk management strategies may leave organizations extremely vulnerable to security incidents, according to a study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of CyberGRX.

Researchers surveyed IT and security professionals from the retail, oil and gas, technology, financial services, and healthcare industries and discovered that while organizations recognize third-party risks, many fail to successfully mitigate them.

Over 82 percent of respondents reported recognizing that third-party threats exposed their organizations to risk, only half of respondents said that their organizations actually prioritize those risks. Over the next five years, respondents estimated that...

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