Healthcare ranks 8th out of 18 industries for data security performance, report says

The healthcare industry ranks eighth in data security performance compared to 18 other major industries, according to a report from SecurityScorecard.

SecurityScorecard is a information security vendor that provides its customers with ratings on their security posture by assessing potential vulnerabilities. For its 2019 healthcare report, the vendor reviewed data on more than 26,000 companies across 18 industries from September 2018 to January 2019 to determine which fields were most vulnerable to data security incidents.

Healthcare's placement in the company's overall data security performance ranking earned it a spot in the "top performers" category for the report. However, healthcare did not rank within the top three slots for any of the 10 data security performance categories assessed in the report, coming in fifth in network security, eighth in application security and 12th in endpoint security.

The 18 industries included in SecurityScorecard's analysis, ranked by data security performance:

1. Financial services

2. Pharmaceutical

3. Government

4. Energy

5. Food

6. Construction

7. Legal

8. Healthcare

9. Retail

10. Manufacturing

11. Transportation

12. Hospitality

13. Entertainment

14. Nonprofit

15. Information services

16. Technology

17. Education

18. Telecommunications

To download SecurityScorecard's report, click here.

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