Make the Case for Security Spending


Cybersecurity is always a top concern for healthcare IT officials, but as some clinicians and support staff pivoted to remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic — increasing the number of endpoints and possible weaknesses — it became even more critical.

Meanwhile, the number of threat actors seeking to exploit overstrained facilities amid a public health crisis is on the rise.

Providers may not be prepared: A January survey from CDW and IDG found that healthcare organizations expect to devote just 22 percent of technology budgets to risk mitigation over the next two years. Other priorities — such as modernizing IT, improving collaboration and transforming user experiences — are expected to get bigger slices of the pie.

It’s no surprise...

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