Cybersecurity and Privacy

2022 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey Collecting Responses from Healthcare Professionals

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HIMSS has launched the 2022 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey to gather responses from healthcare cybersecurity professionals to help the industry understand critical security issues.

Since 2008, HIMSS has conducted this annual survey to track trends in healthcare cybersecurity, record existing and emerging cybersecurity threats, and develop best practices to keep data secure within the healthcare ecosystem.

Take the survey: 2022 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey. The survey will close Dec. 21, 2022. Individual survey responses remain confidential, and the results are published in aggregate.

Results of the survey will be available in early 2023 in a report outlining benchmarks, critical needs, progress and actionable insights for healthcare professionals. Findings will also be used to educate policymakers on Capitol Hill.

For example, the 2021 HIMSS Healthcare Cybersecurity Survey found that phishing and ransomware were the most significant security incidents for healthcare organizations of all types. Results also showed cyber-attackers often targeted financial information. Moves toward robust healthcare cybersecurity was stymied by tight budgets, growing legacy technology footprints and a haphazard patchwork of security controls.

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