Healthcare is turning a corner on cybersecurity, new HIMSS research shows

The sector is now making security a top priority, hiring CISOs, undertaking threat management and penetration testing, all more than ever.

Despite the consensus that healthcare is widely underprepared for protecting patient data, more and more hospitals are making cybersecurity a significant clinical and business necessity than in the past.

“The healthcare sector is taking cybersecurity very seriously and making it a priority,” said Lee Kim, director of privacy and security at HIMSS. “I was very surprised to see so many respondents doing penetration testing, and hiring CISOs or other senior security leaders, and having insider threat management programs.”

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