Report: Organ Transplant Data Security Needs Strengthening

United Network of Organ Sharing Security and IT Management Under Scrutiny

…”In many healthcare organizations, the IT department is overhead, meaning IT is necessary for the business operations, but it is not the main mission of the organization. Therefore, IT tends to be underfunded and understaffed,” says Tom Walsh, president of consultancy tw-Security.

“Information security and data privacy are important, but usually not urgent unless there is an incident or a breach. Typically, IT staff are busy addressing urgent requests resulting in routine, operational security tasks get pushed to the back burner,” he says.

 

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