Announcing the Fourth Annual Healthcare Information Security Today Survey

Announcing the Fourth Annual Healthcare Information Security Today Survey

Information Security Media Group (ISMG), publisher of HealthcareInfoSecurity, announces its fourth annual Healthcare Information Security Today survey.

The survey, sponsored by Caradigm, (ISC)² and ZixCorp, measures progress toward ensuring the privacy and security of healthcare information, especially as the cyberthreats facing healthcare providers evolve.

This web-based research study was created by ISMG with the counsel of top healthcare and security experts. The survey explores how information security leaders are taking steps to respond to today's key challenges.

The survey will:

  • Examine current and emerging cyberthreats facing healthcare providers in 2015;
  • Assess the evolving state of information security at U.S. healthcare organizations;
  • Showcase the steps security leaders are taking to prevent breaches, protect electronic patient information and address the risks posed by mobile devices;
  • Analyze breach patterns experienced by healthcare providers and their business associates in 2014;
  • Project the emerging technologies and strategies where healthcare organizations are investing their resources;
  • Review the state of information security at hospitals, clinics, health plans and integrated delivery systems to determine strengths and weaknesses.

The annual Healthcare Information Security Today survey gives healthcare information security professionals and other senior executives insights that they can track and measure over time. Last year's survey results showed, for example:

  • Complying with the HIPAA Omnibus Rule was creating serious challenges.
  • More healthcare organizations were conducting risk assessments than in previous years, but many were still struggling with the assessments.
  • Many healthcare entities still had room for improvement in implementing encryption.
  • Top priorities for 2014 included improving regulatory compliance, boosting security education and preventing and detecting breaches.

The survey is now available online: Results will be presented in a variety of ways on, including an in-depth report, expert interviews and a webinar featuring exclusive insight and analysis.

For more information on the survey, please contact Marianne Kolbasuk McGee, executive editor of HealthcareInfoSecurity, at

About the Sponsors:

About (ISC)²®:

Formed in 1989 and celebrating its 25th anniversary, (ISC)² is the largest not-for-profit membership body of certified information and software security professionals worldwide, with over 100,000 members in more than 160 countries. Globally recognized as the Gold Standard, (ISC)² issues the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP®) and related concentrations, as well as the Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional (CSSLP®), the Certified Cyber Forensics Professional (CCFPSM), Certified Authorization Professional (CAP®), HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPPSM), and Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP®) credentials to qualifying candidates. (ISC)²'s certifications are among the first information technology credentials to meet the stringent requirements of ISO/IEC Standard 17024, a global benchmark for assessing and certifying personnel. (ISC)² also offers education programs and services based on its CBK®, a compendium of information and software security topics. More information is available at

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© 2014, (ISC)² Inc., (ISC)², CISSP, ISSAP, ISSMP, ISSEP, CSSLP, CAP, SSCP and CBK are registered marks, and CCFP and HCISPP are service marks, of (ISC)², Inc.

About Caradigm:

Caradigm is a population health company dedicated to helping organizations improve care, reduce costs and manage risk. Analytics solutions provide insight into patients, populations and performance. Population health solutions enable teams to deliver the appropriate care to patients through effective coordination and patient engagement. Built exclusively for healthcare, Caradigm integrated identity and access management (IAM) solutions address the operational challenges of access to clinical applications while protecting organizations from increasing security and compliance risk by safeguarding access to patient health information. Learn more about Caradigm at

About ZixCorp:

ZixCorp is a leader in email data protection. ZixCorp offers industry-leading email encryption, a unique email DLP solution and an innovative email BYOD solution to meet your company's data protection and compliance needs. ZixCorp is trusted by the nation's most influential institutions in healthcare, finance and government for easy to use secure email solutions. ZixCorp is publicly traded on the Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol ZIXI, and its headquarters are in Dallas, Texas. For more information, visit

About ISMG:

Information Security Media Group publishes InfoRiskToday, DataBreachToday, BankInfoSecurity, CUInfoSecurity, HealthcareInfoSecurity, GovInfoSecurity and CareersInfoSecurity. These digital media sites offer news, views, research and education on the top industry, security, regulatory and technology challenges facing information security leaders worldwide. Each site is guided by an advisory board of renowned thought-leaders from business, government and education.

ISMG's suite of educational webinars offers hands-on training by knowledgeable practitioners and is available to individual and corporate subscribers.

ISMG's custom research, including the Healthcare Information Security Today, Faces of Fraud and Advanced Persistent Threats surveys, is routinely featured at leading industry events, such as RSA Conference and Infosecurity Europe. The company also offers exclusive events, which currently include the Fraud Summit series, APT Summit series and custom roundtables as well as roadshows.

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