, Dec. 19, 2019
/PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Fortified Health Security, the healthcare-specific managed security service provider, released its 2020 Horizon Report, revealing influential events from 2019 that affected the healthcare cybersecurity industry as well as making predictions for the year ahead.
The report leverages a comprehensive suite of information, industry expertise, and statistical analysis to highlight industry-wide trends and insights, navigating through the exceedingly complex healthcare cybersecurity terrain. According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), 2019 represents the greatest number of breaches ever reported in a single year and shows a 38% increase in breaches in the first 10 months as compared to the same period last year.
The 2020 Horizon Report also highlights:
- The potential impact of cybersecurity technology consolidations;
- How ransomware is still wreaking havoc on healthcare systems;
- What the new proposed changes to the Stark Law could mean for the healthcare industry's security.
"As we enter 2020, disciplined strategies geared toward reducing cybersecurity risk over time are more important than ever before. Every healthcare organization needs a strategy that effectively balances people, process, and technology to navigate this evolving landscape," said Dan L. Dodson
, president of Fortified Health Security. "We hope that the trends, patterns, and predictions in our Horizon Report can help healthcare executives recognize impending threats to their internal infrastructures and formulate a strategy for proactive, preventative success in the upcoming year."
Fortified Health Security's 2020 Horizon Report can be downloaded here.
ABOUT FORTIFIED HEALTH SECURITY Fortified Health Security (http://www.fortifiedhealthsecurity.com) is a managed security service provider exclusively focused on serving healthcare organizations by offering tailored cybersecurity solutions. As a partner, Fortified works alongside healthcare organizations to build tailored programs designed to leverage their prior security investments and current processes while implementing new solutions that reduce risk and increase their security posture over time. Fortified was named the North American Health IoT Company of the Year by Frost & Sullivan and a Top Provider of Medical Device & IoT Cybersecurity Solutions by Black Book for its impressive portfolio of healthcare cybersecurity solutions.
For more information, visit FortifiedHealthSecurity.com or call (615) 600-4002. Follow on LinkedIn and Twitter.
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