Data Security Report Named CynergisTek As a Vendor Often Turned to for Data Security
Healthcare continues to fail at protecting sensitive data and has most number of breaches across all industries. Research shows that healthcare had nearly 43% of data breaches across all industries in 2014. As a result, peer60 conducted new research with approximately 200 CIOs, IT Directors and Managers, Security Manager/Director and other VPs from various hospitals across the U.S. and discovered that 96% of hospitals named information security as a huge priority this year in order to protect sensitive patient data.
The research took a deep dive into the challenges and priorities of providers’ information security programs. Some of the key findings include that nearly half of the hospitals surveyed have multiple roadblocks hindering information security with the most common being lack of budget and employees that don’t comply with policies and procedures. It also found that most of the c-suite and executive staff believe that threat prevention is impossible. Some of the top priorities to improve data security included mobile device management, intrusion detection/prevention, data loss prevention and mobile device encryption.
Obstacles to Securing Healthcare Data
“This study helps us to know where the healthcare industry is as far as data security is concerned and where it potentially could be headed,” said peer60 Vice President Tyler Page. “It also provides security firms an understanding of where they are and what clients would like to see from them.” The survey named several vendors as market and mind share leaders that providers are turning to for help with data security challenges, which includes CynergisTek as one of the market share leaders. CynergisTek was the only consulting firm that made it into peer60’s data security vendor research.
Market Share Leaders
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