A new data loss straw poll released by the firm found that almost two-thirds (63%) of healthcare IT professionals consider personally identifiable information, such as patient records, the most likely target for a cyberattack on their organizations.
The increasing concern may be due to ever-growing numbers of users accessing healthcare networks -- estimated at more than 50% over the past two years, CDW said in a statement. Behind the estimate, office locations have grown by 61%, mobile device deployment has grown by 59%, and electronic health record implementation is up 47%, the company said.
Most worrisome are mobile devices. The poll found that 68% of surveyed organizations allow employee-owned devices to access their networks, while the security measures for such devices tend to be less strict than for employer-owned equipment, CDW said.
The company surveyed 654 IT professionals in healthcare, financial services, businesses, and higher education about their data loss concerns.If you like this content, please share it with a colleague!
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