Healthcare receives 'D' grade on Tenable cybersecurity report card

Security professionals are reporting a decline in cyber readiness across industries, according to the 2017 Global Cybersecurity Assurance Report Card.

Tenable Network Security surveyed 700 security professionals about the ability to assess cybersecurity risks and mitigate cybersecurity threats in their respective industries, including healthcare, financial services, retail, manufacturing, telecommunications, education and government. The average cyber readiness score this year, 70 percent, is 6 percentage points fewer than last year's average.

All industries reported feeling less prepared than last year, perhaps due to the evolving IT landscape, according to the report. Healthcare, which garnered a 'C' grade last year, received a 'D' grade on the report, scoring 54 percent on risk assessment and 76 percent on security assurance for an overall score of 65 percent.

This year, no industry received higher than a 'C' grade. Last year, the highest grade was a 'B-.'

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