Study: 1 in 4 Healthcare Workers Lack Cybersecurity Training

Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare
September 11, 2019

One in four U.S. healthcare workers have never received cybersecurity training from their employer, according to a new report by Kaspersky, a cybersecurity firm. Another 19% believe there is no reason to receive cybersecurity training at work.

The report’s findings uncover a stunning lack of cybersecurity training among healthcare workers, leaving healthcare information technology (IT) systems—and electronic protected health information (ePHI)—vulnerable at a time when the healthcare sector leads all other industries in cybersecurity breaches.