As a single healthcare record brings nearly 10 times the value of a stolen credit-card number, combined with the competitive differentiation of healthcare intellectual property (drug or device development, billing processes, care procedures, etc.), it’s no wonder cyberattackers are increasingly targeting healthcare providers.
The rapidly expanding IT footprint, a bottoms-up technology culture where centralized security policies are difficult to enforce and significant skills gaps around security create formidable challenges for healthcare providers trying to secure patient data. Through a HIMSS survey of 200 healthcare IT executives, The State of Web and Mobile
Application Security in Healthcare explores a number of key healthcare application security realities.