Healthcare executives are investing heavily in cybersecurity technology but analysts worry that approach is shortsighted

Healthcare executives report a growing number of cyberattacks against their organizations over the past two years, and the vast majority have countered with larger cybersecurity investments to combat those threats.

But analysts say that funding is concentrated too heavily on technology and not enough on staffing.

Two-thirds of healthcare organizations have invested in information security over the past year, according to a survey by KPMG scheduled to be released on Monday. The survey included responses from 100 C-suite executives with technology or security oversight at payer and provider organizations with more than $500 million in annual revenue.

Although cybersecurity spending is a priority given the increasing percentage of organizations that experienced an attack in the last two years, most of that money is going toward new technology, including software, firewalls and encryption. Nearly 8 in 10 respondents said they plan to increase investments in technology and 82% said investments would go toward stronger policies around access to data.

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Source: Fierce Healthcare.