Top Cybersecurity Challenges in the Healthcare Industry
New research by Infoblox sheds light on the state of cybersecurity in the healthcare sector. According to the report, a whopping 92% of healthcare organizations believe they can adequately respond to cyber threats. A majority (56%) of companies in the sector uses automated solutions for detecting malicious activity on their systems, while less than a third (31%) relies on a Security Operation Centers (SOCs) for this purpose.
Security spending in the healthcare sector is on the rise, with 28% of organizations increasing their budgets by 11 to 20%. The most popular investments are anti-virus software (59%), firewalls (52%) and application security (51%). While most healthcare firms have abandoned outdated operating systems like Windows 7 and Windows XP in favor of more secure solutions like Windows 10, Mac OS X and Linux, a significant number of firms are not doing enough to keep their systems up to date. Almost one in four (24%) organizations patch their systems only once in every 2 to 3 weeks, while a disturbing 13% of IT professionals say they cannot patch their systems.