Healthcare industry falls far behind in SecOps resources
New Siemplify research indicates that the vast majority of healthcare organizations are relying on only a handful of employees to protect them from cyber threats. A mere 14% of healthcare organizations have security operations (SecOps) teams counting at least 10 members. This is far fewer than in other vulnerable industries. For instance, for the financial sector the number is 56%.
Overall, just one in five (20%) health care organizations indicate having a mature SecOps program. Because so many healthcare organizations are understaffed when it comes to SecOps, the people that are in charge of this usually need to take on a variety of major tasks. On average, SecOps employees perform 3.5 major functions, but in some organizations with few resources, security experts need to combine as many as 12 roles.