Major security incidents are the new normal for hospitals and health systems

Healthcare IT News

Mike Miliard

The 2020 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey gathered feedback from 168 US based healthcare cybersecurity professionals – mostly IT and infosec leaders at provider organizations, but also some consultants and vendors – to offer an updated snapshot showing the of the current security landscape. (HIMSS is the parent company of Healthcare IT News.)

The big takeaway is that breaches, ransomware and other security incidents are getting bigger and more disruptive at healthcare organizations, with scam artists, cybercriminals and even nation-state actors becoming ever more brazen and persistent.

Phishing remains the most common initial vulnerability, allowing...

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