Health Care Cybersecurity A Decade Behind, HIMSS Survey Reveals
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Health Care Cybersecurity A Decade Behind, HIMSS Survey Reveals

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Due to a lack of adequate resources, many health care providers are falling far behind in their cybersecurity practices, according to data in the 2016 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey.

“It looks like something I might’ve read about 10 years ago,” said John Worrall, CMO at CyberArk. In particular, he found the percentages of providers that use antivirus software and firewalls, 86 percent and 80.7 percent respectively, to be a concern, as these are staples in cybersecurity that are incredibly easy to access.

Healthcare industry is way behind in cybersecurity. Even more worrisome since they are heavy installers of insecure connected medical devices, the worst nightmare of IoT.

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