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Providers Report Internal Unauthorized Data Access As #1 Security Threat

KLAS perception report looks at security and privacy issues in healthcare.

We are hearing from providers that security and privacy concerns are becoming a part of their everyday discussions.

    OREM, UT, May 29, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Healthcare providers report that when it comes to security and privacy, identity management and unauthorized data access by employees are their biggest concerns. This according to the latest KLAS report, Security and Privacy Perception 2014: High Stakes, Big Challenges.

KLAS spoke with 106 providers to find out where they felt the most at risk for breaches and to see which third-party firms they were turning to for assistance. Providers mentioned 46 different firms for security services. CynergisTek, Deloitte and Verizon were mentioned most often followed by Dell Services, Fortrex Technologies, Hayes Management Consulting, IBM and Santa Rosa Consulting. Furthermore, according to providers, healthcare IT consultants are offering fewer services than healthcare security service firms.

"We are hearing from providers that security and privacy concerns are becoming a part of their everyday discussions," said Erik Westerlind, report author. "At this point, a market leader has yet to be established. As the stakes get higher, healthcare organizations are using multiple firms for their security and privacy needs to ensure they are covering all of their bases."

The vendors in this study include Accuvant, Cerner, Check Point, Coalfire, CSC, Cylance, CynergisTek, Dell Services, Deloitte, Denim Group, Dixon Hughes Goodman, EY, FishNet Security, Forsythe, Fortrex Technologies, FRSecure, Gotham Digital Science, GreenPages, Hayes Management Consulting, HIPAA One, IBM, Info@Risk, Leidos Health, Netgain, PatchAdvisor, Pondurance, Presidio, Protiviti, PwC, Santa Rosa Consulting, Secure Healthcare Solutions, Siemens, Sword & Shield, Symantec, Technical Financial Solutions, Verizon, Walsh Consulting and Xerox. For further details, visit KLAS online at and view Security and Privacy Perception 2014: High Stakes, Big Challenges. The report is available to healthcare providers and vendors. Providers receive a significant discount off the standard retail price or can receive a complimentary summary report in exchange for a survey about one of their current vendors.

About KLAS
KLAS is a research firm on a global mission to improve healthcare delivery by enabling providers to be heard and counted. Working with thousands of healthcare professionals and clinicians, KLAS gathers data on software, services, medical equipment and infrastructure systems to deliver timely reports, trends and statistical overviews. The research directly represents the provider voice and acts as a catalyst for improving vendor performance. Follow KLAS on Twitter at

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