A recent study revealed that only 6% of the typical IT budget allotted in hospitals is devoted to cybersecurity. This is one of the most common areas that is repeatedly being attacked with ransomware and affected by data breachesInformation Week brought this interesting information to our attention in their article, “Saving Lives Starts with Protecting Our Hospitals.”

Without prioritizing data security, the healthcare industry is sitting in an extremely vulnerable position and exposing their patient information to attack.

Healthcare is a very interconnected industry, combining various technologies and systems in order to make it easier to handle and treat patients in an efficient manner. This complicated and comprehensive technological approach requires professionals to manage the systems and protect the data.

Hospitals are not only not investing in cybersecurity, they are not investing in the qualified talent needed to properly secure the networks and protect the vital patient data needed to properly care for patients and protect them from further cybercrimes.

Melody K. Smith

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