Studies, Surveys and Reports: What Can We Learn?

Our monthly roundup of surveys and reports from around the industry. We found interesting information that continues to give a glimpse into where we are going in healthcare. This month we begin with the state of Cybersecurity in Healthcare.

Cybersecurity Reports

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month
We rounded up some interesting reports and survey on cybersecurity as we continue to help spread awareness of its importance. Check out all our posts and events throughout the month.

NCA launches 2021 Cybersecurity Attitudes and Behaviors Report
The National Cybersecurity Alliance (@StaySafeOnline) and CybSafe (@CybSafe) announced the release of the Oh Behave! The Annual Cybersecurity Attitudes and Behaviors Report 2021. The report examines key cybersecurity trends, attitudes and behaviors ahead of Cybersecurity Awareness Month this month.

Some key stats include:

  • 25% of millennials and 24% of Gen Zers said they had their identities stolen once as opposed to only 14% of baby boomers
  • 48% of respondents say they have “never heard of multi-factor authentication”
  • 34% of individuals have personally been a victim of a cyber breach
  • 64% of respondents have no access to cybersecurity training, while 27% of those who do have access choose not to use it.

HHS Cybersecurity Program – Ransomware report
HHS’ (@HHSGov) enterprise-wide information security and privacy program was launched in fiscal year 2003, to help protect HHS against potential information technology (IT) threats and vulnerabilities. The Program ensures compliance with federal mandates and legislation, including the Federal Information Security Management Act and the President’s Management Agenda. The HHS Cybersecurity Program plays an important role in protecting HHS’ ability to provide mission-critical operations. In addition, the HHS Cybersecurity Program is the cornerstone of the HHS IT Strategic Plan, and an enabler for e-government success. Read the Ransomware Trends 2021 report.

IBM Security – Cost of a Data Breach Report
Now in its 17th year, the Cost of a Data Breach Report has become one of the leading benchmark reports in the cybersecurity industry. This report offers IT, risk management and security leaders a lens into dozens of factors that can increase or help mitigate the rising cost of data breaches. With research conducted independently by the Ponemon Institute, this report – sponsored, analyzed, and published by IBM Security (@IBMSecurity) – studied 537 real breaches across 17 countries and regions and 17 different industries.

State of Internet Scams 2021
A record $4.2 billion was lost by Americans to online scams in 2020, with victims often losing their life savings and taking their own lives. It accounts for more than half of the total loss worth $7.6 billion lost over the previous three years from 2017-2019. The crisis is worsening, which is why we are releasing the first study on State of Internet Scams 2021 to offer a comprehensive and real-time overview. The purpose of this study is to equip people with the knowledge required to avoid becoming a victim. The mission of Social Catfish (@socialcatfish) is to help eradicate Internet scams.

Interest in keyword ‘cybersecurity’ on Google Search hits an all-time high
Cybersecurity lately has become a hot topic for many governments and businesses around the world. Cybercriminals used the pandemic and remote work to launch cyberattacks against unprepared organizations, suddenly making big headlines and getting everyone’s attention. According to the data presented by the Atlas VPN (@AtlasVPN) team, interest in ‘cybersecurity’ reaches an all-time high on Google Search, according to Google Trends data. Furthermore, the statistics show that Singapore is a leading country in cybersecurity interest, followed by Saint Helena and the United States.

Identity Breach Report Finds New COVID-19 Cyber Vulnerabilities, Increase in Exposures for Energy & Telecom Sectors/Executives and More
Constella Intelligence (@ConstellaIntel), a Digital Risk Protection and Identity Threat Intelligence company, released their 2021 Identity Breach Report, PII Fuelling the Threat Economy: How Crisis Creates Targeted Vulnerabilities for Individuals, Executives, and Brands. The report evaluates data collected from Constella’s extensive database of over 45 billion archived identity records from data breaches and leakages found on the surface, deep, and dark web in addition to trends identified in deep and dark marketplaces over the past year.

Bitglass 2021 Healthcare Breach Report: Over 26 Million People Affected in Healthcare Breaches Last Year
Bitglass (@bitglass), the Total Cloud Security Company, announced the release of its seventh annual Healthcare Breach Report. Each year, Bitglass analyzes data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ “Wall of Shame,” a database containing information about breaches of protected health information (PHI). In 2020, there were 599 healthcare breaches that collectively affected over 26 million individuals. Bitglass’ latest report takes an in-depth look at the breaches that healthcare organizations faced, comparing them to previous years and revealing key trends and cybersecurity challenges facing the industry.

More Reports from Around the Industry

New Healthcare Report Finds That Fixing Broken Administrative Processes Is the Most Urgent Need to Improve Patient Care, According to 91% of Healthcare Professionals
Humans in healthcare face an administrative deluge of disjointed data for which hiring cannot provide adequate relief: 64% of healthcare executives agree that there will never be enough staff to handle the volume of patient and member data at their organizations. This and other findings are revealed in the new Internet of Healthcare Report, produced by independent research firm Wakefield Research on behalf of Olive (@oliveai__). The report uncovers how 1,700 patients, healthcare professionals, administrative staff and executives view the healthcare patient and employee experience.

Research Further Shatters Age-Old Iodine Allergy Myth
FDB (First Databank) (@FDB_US), a provider of drug and medical device knowledge that helps healthcare professionals make precise decisions, announced the publication of research led by two of their pharmacists that further refutes the concept of iodine allergies, citing no verified documented cases of allergic reactions to iodine, which is a naturally occurring element in the human thyroid gland. The findings were recently published in the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

United States of Care Releases New Polling on People’s Priorities for Health Care
United States of Care (USofCare) (@USofCare) released public opinion research that found cost remains the top health care concern for Americans. Seven-in-ten voters — spanning the ideological, geographic and demographic spectrum — selected cost as the single biggest issue facing the health care system today. These findings may help inform discussions of health care proposals among members of Congress and the Biden Administration, including on the budget reconciliation bill where many of these items are already being discussed.

Survey: Nearly Every U.S. Nursing Home And Assisted Living Community Is Facing A Workforce Crisis
The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) (@ahcancal), representing more than 14,000 nursing homes and long term care facilities across the country, released a survey of nursing home and assisted living providers across the U.S. Results from the survey highlight an urgent need for Congress to address the labor shortage facing the long term care industry.