A medical technologist processes test samples for the coronavirus at the AdventHealth Tampa labs on June 25, 2020, in Tampa, Fla. (Octavio Jones/Getty Images)
All sectors are facing cybersecurity staffing shortages with the latest data showing the U.S. cyber workforce needs to increase by 65% to protect critical infrastructure. But for healthcare, the challenges are more severe: three out of four hospitals operates without a designated security leader. Those roles are then handed to IT or compliance officers.
From an outside perspective, the reasons for these shortages would seem related to budget constraints. After more than a year of battling the COVID-19 pandemic, many hospitals and health systems are operating with fewer staff overall and facing staggering financial challenges.
In this article Mac McMillan, CEO of CynergisTek, discusses financial compensation for security leaders and challenges with attracting and retaining chief information security officers and other cybersecurity leadership.
Read the full article here.