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Hospitals are vulnerable to security risks, putting patient data, care in danger

Hospital IT departments are overwhelmed and understaffed. Problem is, they are a goldmine of data when it comes to hackers. In this guest post, Ray Overby, co-founder and president of a software and security services firm specializing in mainframe security, identifies how hospitals are at risk.


Over the past year, cybercriminals have recent survey of nearly 2,500 healthcare security experts revealed that 96% think bad actors are outpacing the defenses of their medical enterprises. Meanwhile, vulnerabilities are patchable; the bad news is that healthcare organizations aren aware of or trained at scanning for vulnerabilities or efficiently applying patches. It time for hospitals to invest in solutions and strategies that can save their IT systems “ and even patients™ lives.

Ray Overby is co-founder and president of

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