Organizations using the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Cybersecurity Framework as their primary cybersecurity framework report one-third lower cyber insurance premium cost growth, according to the 2024 Healthcare Cybersecurity Benchmarking Study, produced by Censinet and KLAS Research in collaboration with the AHA, Health Information and Analysis Center (Health-ISAC), and Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council. 

Almost six in 10 of the 58 respondents reported using the NIST Cybersecurity Framework as their primary cybersecurity framework, among other findings.  

“The 2024 Benchmarking Study is a vital resource to AHA members and a critical resource in our collective response to escalating cyberattacks on our nation’s health care system,” said John Riggi, AHA’s national advisor for cybersecurity and risk. “When criminal and nation state-supported ransomware attacks target hospitals, health systems and our mission-critical third parties, patient safety is directly placed in their crosshairs. U.S. hospitals and health systems need urgent support from initiatives like the Benchmarking Study to swiftly strengthen cyber resiliency and protect patients from these malicious attacks.” 
 

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