In the cybersecurity space, healthcare is one of the most targeted industries . A recent report from HHS cited a total of 82 ransomware incidents so far this year worldwide with 60% of them impacting the United States health sector. Whether the hack is committed by notorious gangs such as REvil or Conti or lesser known hackers, hospitals now account for 30% of all large data breaches and at an estimated cost of $21 billion in 2020 alone.
This study, conducted by global market research leader Ipsos, surveyed 130 hospital executives in Information Technology (IT) and Information Security
(IS) roles, as well BioMed technicians and engineers. The respondents, who averaged 15 years of experience in their fields, provided insight into the
current state of medical device security within hospitals as well as highlighted the challenges their organizations face.