“What we’ve seen from not just a healthcare perspective, but across a lot of different industries and verticals, is what we’re describing as a security and operations gap.”A recent survey from the USA indicates that varying priorities could potentially lead to data breaches, including possible healthcare data breaches. These findings will have similar parallels to healthcare here, both in the NHS and in the private sector.
The survey found that not only is there a significant gap between an organisations’ IT and and security teams, but one of the leading causes of data breaches stem from known vulnerabilities (The average time that a vulnerability stayed open and unpatched at a large enterprise was for 193 days….far too long).
The survey also identified that when in house teams try and solve the problems, conflicting priorities get in the way and are not addressed by a robust decision making process to plug that gap.
The survey showed that 44 percent of security breaches occur even when vulnerabilities and their remediations have previously been identified, while 33 percent of executives said it was challenging to prioritise which systems to fix first. This is because their security and operations teams could have different priorities.
“There’s a logistics and information mapping problem that a lot of companies are struggling with”
There are some quick wins that come out of this report, and similar issues encountered by clients of ESID Consulting.
ESID Consulting help identify those risks and implement the fixes. And we provide the support you need along the way.
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