October 21st Cybersecurity Update - Health IT Survey

Monday - 10/21/2013, 2:17pm EDT

Health IT professionals reveal some of their biggest concerns in keeping networks and personal health records secure. The SANS Institute conducted their inaugural health care information security survey. 373 health care IT professionals say negligent colleagues and a lack of investment in the end user about security issues are the main reasons for health information at risk. Despite these concerns, organizations are accepting the risks for the convenience of mobile and cloud technologies in delivering care to patients. According to the survey, the biggest driver for information security is regulatory compliance. Full survey results will be released during the SANS HealthCare Cyber Security Summit in San Francisco this week.