Fierce Healthcare April 11, 2019
Heather Landi

New report finds healthcare organizations have an average 46% conformance with the NIST cybersecurity framework

Healthcare organizations continue to fall short with managing cybersecurity risks as measured by how well they are conforming with recognized best practices for security and privacy.

Health systems and hospitals have an average 46% conformance with the National Institute of Standards and Technology Cybersecurity Framework (NIST CSF), which is unchanged from last year, according to Cynergistek’s annual report on the state of healthcare cybersecurity.

NIST CSF is a voluntary framework, but it is an industry-recognized resource of standards, guidelines and best practices to manage cybersecurity-related risk.

“Overall the results from a NIST CSF perspective were still well below where we would like to see them,” said Mac McMillan, CEO of...

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