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Daily Dashboard | Study finds 'sobering' cyber practices in health care field Related reading: Hong Kong Hospital Authority accused of exposing protestors' information to police




A study from CynergisTek examining how health care organizations compare against the advice and best practices of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, as well as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, called the findings “sobering,” Healthcare IT News reports. In the report, CynergisTek CEO Mac McMillan said that based on assessments, audits and reviews of nearly 600 health care organizations and business associates, most were found to be performing "well below where we would like to see them," with only an average of 47% aligning with the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and 72% reporting compliance with HIPAA. The report also included findings that contradicted an earlier report, which found improvements in in-house detection of data breaches.  
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