Cyberattacks Increase as IT Security Budgeting Remains Static

More than 90 per cent of American healthcare organisations have experienced a data breach since the third quarter of 2016, and nearly 50 per cent have had more than five data breaches during the same timeframe, according to a recent report from Black Book Research.


And not only has the number of attacks increased, but more than 180 million records have also been stolen since 2015, affecting about one in every 12 healthcare consumers.


Black Book surveyed more than 2,400 security professionals from 680 provider organisations to identify gaps, vulnerabilities and deficiencies that persist in keeping hospitals and physicians proverbial sitting ducks for data breaches and cyber attacks.  The research revealed that 96 per cent of IT professionals agreed with the sentiments that data attackers are outpacing their medical enterprises, holding providers at a disadvantage in responding to vulnerabilities.

Source: Healthcare Informatics. Full story here.

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