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As healthcare organizations continue to digitally transform themselves, security is a rapidly growing concern. However, with budget issues and labor shortages consuming the industry, some organizations have not prioritized security.

According to Check Point, in 2022, U.S. healthcare organizations saw an average of 1,410 cyberattacks per week, which is 86% higher than in 2021. The healthcare industry ranks 2nd of all industries for the most cyberattacks in the U.S.

Cyberattacks not only jeopardize patient data privacy, but they can also significantly impact hospital finances. According to IBM, the average healthcare breach costs $10.1 million.

The healthcare industry is especially complex and ever evolving. In addition to expanding state and federal legislation, healthcare data collected is immense and spans across many areas, including personal medical records, tracking apps, insurance information, lab results, telehealth software, and patient portals. The continuous introduction of new technology and changing regulations make security even more daunting.

And, with hackers getting smarter and finding new ways to access data every day, it is essential that healthcare organizations stay up to date with the latest cyberattacks and implement a robust set of security strategies that protect the following disciplines:

  • Application Security
  • Cloud Security
  • Firewall/Perimeter Security
  • Endpoint Security
  • Security Operations
  • Governance, Risk and Compliance
  • Frameworks and Standards

With a global shortage of skilled security personnel, companies are finding it difficult to find and retain the talent needed to overcome security challenges, or even determine where to start.

That’s where ClearBridge’s Security Strategy Service comes in. This service focuses on what your business needs to do, and in what order. ClearBridge delivers a prioritized roadmap that will help you accelerate your security journey and implement right-sized capabilities.

ClearBridge provides a comprehensive set of healthcare IT services, including security, training, integration, data management, go-live, work-flow analysis, electronic health systems, regulatory writing, process improvement, clinical project management, and clinical systems implementation.

Get strategic about addressing your organization’s security needs. Talk to a ClearBridge expert today to learn more.