In May 2016, the Ponemon Institute’s Sixth Annual Benchmark Study on Privacy & Security of Healthcare Data revealed that data breaches in healthcare were consistently high in terms of volume, frequency, impact, and cost over the past six years, and estimates the cost of breaches in healthcare could exceed USD $6 billion. The report identified ransomware, malware, and denial-of-service (DOS) attacks as the top cyber threats facing healthcare organizations.
To help global healthcare organizations address these challenges, VMware announced a collaboration with Intel Health and Life Sciences to help global healthcare organizations better understand the current state of their security readiness. Joining Intel’s Healthcare Security Readiness Program, VMware now offers a new complimentary service that enables healthcare IT teams to gain valuable insight into their security posture compared to the industry when it comes to breach risk mitigation. The new initiative also enables organizations to identify safeguard solutions that can be implemented to further reduce risk and improve their security posture.
VMware and Intel will showcase this program in VMware booth #3661 at the 2017 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition, February 19–23, 2017 in Orlando, Fla.
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