[New Sirius Report] Healthcare Cybersecurity Survey 2018

In 2017, nearly half of the ransomware attacks targeted healthcare organizations. Last year, the biggest healthcare data breaches came as the result of weaponized ransomware, misconfigured cloud storage buckets and, most notably, phishing emails. What does this mean for your healthcare organization? You’ll need to examine your current IT strategy in order to incorporate a solution that ensures security, compliance and the highest-level of network efficiency. It’s no secret that the environments of healthcare companies have highly demanding IT infrastructures and networks, where perimeters are no longer well defined—ultimately making for an easy target.

Sirius’ 2018 Healthcare Cybersecurity Survey provides keen insight into the security practices of today’s healthcare IT leaders.

Key Healthcare Cybersecurity Findings:

  • Healthcare IT leaders recognize the importance of performing risk assessments but differ when it comes to choosing how best to detect vulnerabilities.
  • Fewer than half have an internal team dedicated to security information and event management (SIEM).
  • More than half are operating on an internal hospital network.
  • The vast majority have a business continuity & disaster recovery (BC/DR) plan, but vary in their capabilities to test failovers in a live environment.
  • Overall, surveyed leaders require IT teams to complete security trainings either at hire, quarterly, or annually.

View the Report

Attackers will never stop trying to exploit your organization’s vulnerabilities. As long as threats exist, you need effective security controls to counteract them. Sirius’ expertise, implementation capabilities and top-ranked managed services enable organizations to achieve end-to-end security from the enterprise to the cloud.

Learn more about our Healthcare Solutions and contact us today to begin this important discussion.

By |2019-02-22T14:56:39-05:00February 18th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on [New Sirius Report] Healthcare Cybersecurity Survey 2018

About the Author:

Arianne Evans is a Senior Corporate Communications Specialist with Sirius.