When it comes to cybersecurity, 2018 was a banner year for the healthcare industry for a myriad of reasons, both good and bad. As the year started, we were inundated with terrible news about how 2017 was worse than any previous years due to the sheer number of data breaches even though there was a decrease in the total number of records exposed. To top this off, we saw definitive proof that healthcare as a whole is significantly behind similarly-sized industries in terms of information security. For 2018, 75 percent of healthcare organizations planned to spend just six percent of their IT budgets on cybersecurity which is half what other sectors spend on security.
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