Eighty percent of providers report experiencing a recent “significant security incident,” according to a HIMSS cybersecurity survey, leading more organizations to make security a top business priority. There also are differences in security preparedness between hospitals and doctor’s offices.

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This latest report finds that organizations are “failing to use even basic security protections. Only 84.9 percent (acute) and 90.3 percent (non-acute) of providers use antivirus and anti-malware software. Just 78.2 percent (acute) and 90.3 percent (non-acute) use firewalls.”

Its more than just technology, health care must create cultures that prize security and privacy to guard against breaches. Here’s a link to our presentation at last year’s CScout conference. Our insights still hold true today.