Healthcare IT News September 9, 2022
Mike Miliard

The Ponemon Institute and Proofpoint study found that more than 20% of those healthcare organizations hit with a ransomware attack or other IT compromise experienced an increase in mortality rates.

A new cybersecurity report this week had some sobering statistics illustrating just how commonplace network attacks have become across healthcare.

The survey, which polled more than 640 IT and security leaders, found that 89% of the surveyed organizations experienced an average of 43 attacks over the past year – averaging almost an attack each week.

Worse, the Ponemon Institute study, sponsored by Proofpoint, also found that cyber incursions are now routinely impacting patient safety at U.S. hospitals and health systems.

The report, “Cyber Insecurity in Healthcare: The Cost...

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