In a new paper co-sponsored by CyberMDX, US hospital IT/IS, and biomedical executives share their experiences.
Fremont, CA: The Perspectives in Healthcare Security Report was released today by CyberMDX, a prominent cybersecurity provider committed to protecting IoT and medical devices for health delivery worldwide. The survey, produced in conjunction with Philips, looks at how large and midsize healthcare delivery organizations feel about medical device security and cybersecurity.How they correlate and differ are among the insights.
One of the most targeted industries is healthcare. According to a recent report from the Department of Health and Human Services, there have been 82 ransomware instances worldwide this year, with 60percent of them affecting the US health sector. Hospitals currently account for 30percent of all significant data breaches, with an expected cost of 21 billion dollars in 2020, according to recent headlines from prominent gangs such as REvil or Conti.
"With new threat vectors emerging every day, healthcare organizations are facing an unprecedented level of challenges to their security," said Azi Cohen, CEO of CyberMDX. "Hospitals have a lot at stake -- from revenue loss, to reputational damage, and most importantly patient safety. Our new report provides a critical look into the current state of medical device security and will help raise awareness of key issues and disconnects healthcare organizations are facing with their cybersecurity."
Ipsos, a worldwide market research firm, contacted 130 hospital executives in IT and Information Security (IS) roles and BioMed technicians and engineers for the study.The respondents, who had an average of 15 years of experience in respective disciplines, shared their perspectives on the present condition of medical device security in hospitals and the issues they face.
"No matter the size, hospitals need to know about their security vulnerabilities," said Maarten Bodlaender, Head of Cyber Security Services at Philips. "Proper cybersecurity begins with a clear understanding of the evolving landscape, and this survey is part of our ongoing efforts to provide insight into cybersecurity needs across healthcare organizations."
The report builds on Philips and CyberMDX's relationship, announced in November 2020, and demonstrates their shared commitment to developing solutions to protect connected medical systems and devices. Today, beginning at 10:45 a.m. PST, attendees at HIMSS in Las Vegas can see a live presentation of the results in Theater A of the Cybersecurity Command Center in Caesars Forum Conference centre.