Healthcare Has Inefficient Approach to Cybersecurity

In a 3-month review of cyber risk management practices in healthcare, the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) has found that the industry's approach is reactive, inefficient, and labor intensive.

In a 3-month review of cyber risk management practices in healthcare, the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) has found that the industry's approach is reactive, inefficient, and labor intensive.

HITRUST says one of the key concerns revealed by the review is that organizations are not aware of the threats they face, according to an announcement.

The providers "acknowledged they had minimal understanding as to the impact of cyberthreats on their current cybersecurity products," the review says. In addition, because of that lack of awareness, health entities put a lot of emphasis on indicators of compromise (IOCs) to uncover breaches, which is a "retrospective" approach that "introduces inefficiencies," HITRUST says.

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Source: FierceHealthIT