Wednesday, April 3, 2013

IT Staff Shortages Put Patient Privacy at Risk

The 2013 (ISC)2 Global Information Security Workforce Study (GISWS) reports that more that two-thirds of chief information security officers say they're understaffed which increases the threat of a data breach. Healthcare respondents said their top concern as a result of insufficient staff was patient privacy violations.

The study also found application vulnerabilities rank highest among concerns, across all industries. In healthcare, versus other industries, there was a greater interest in auditing tools and policy management.

"More and more enterprises are being breached. We must focus on building a skilled and qualified security workforce equipped to handle today’s and tomorrow’s most sophisticated cyber threats." - W. Hord Tipton, (ISC)2 Executive Director
While Mr. Tipton notes more enterprises are being breached and wants to focus on building a qualified workforce, other effective options are available immediately. SaaS data breach detection services deliver actionable intelligence within days, not months, from data an organization already has, and without burdening already stretched staff.
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Sources:
(a) Security Shortages Exacerbating Breaches - Healthcare IT News, 02/25/2013
(b) Global Information Security Workforce Study - (ISC)2, 2013

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