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Is the Proliferation of Cybersecurity Vendors Helping or Hurting Healthcare?

Health IT Security

Jill McKeon

The proliferation of cybersecurity vendors calls for wiser investment decisions rather than inflated budgets, Michael Carr explained at the HealthITSecurity Virtual Summit.

A proliferation of cybersecurity vendors have entered the market in recent years hoping to alleviate security and privacy concerns across the healthcare sector.

At the 2nd Annual HealthITSecurity Virtual Summit, Michael Carr, system vice president and chief technology and information security officer at Health First, suggested that healthcare organizations re-envision how they evaluate cybersecurity investments. Rather than spending more, Carr explained, organizations should spend more wisely.

In the US alone, there are over 3,500 cybersecurity vendors in the market, CyberDB found. Healthcare organizations are tasked with the challenge of quantifying risk, choosing the right vendors to solve the...

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