A new survey conducted by Irdeto and Censuswide reveals that an alarming number of healthcare technology providers have suffered a cyberattack and many believe they need to allocate more resources to improve the strength of their cybersecurity, reports Security.

There is no doubt that threats are high and attacks imminent but only 18% of respondents believed their organization’s medical device cybersecurity to be strong.

Irdeto’s healthcare survey revealed that 60% of respondents feel their organization needs to implement a more robust cybersecurity strategy to prevent or protect themselves from cyber threats and more notably just under half believed they needed to partner with a third-party cybersecurity company to do so. By partnering with a third-party cybersecurity company, healthcare technology providers will have not only access to security assurances but will also have expertise at the design and development stage of the devices – making for more robust and secure technology, ensuring compliance to all regulations. Additionally, 65% of healthcare technology providers believed they needed to allocate additional budget to cybersecurity concerns to protect themselves from threats.

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