New Study Uncovers Behavior of Healthcare Employees Could Lead to Cybersecurity … – Press Release

Key Findings:

  • 35% of healthcare workers say security policies restrict the way they work and 29% admit to finding ways to work around security policies. 48% are more efficient using apps like DropBox and Gmail.
  • Twenty-six percent of healthcare industry workers store their work passwords in a personal journal.
  • 78% of healthcare employees feel their personal well-being is more important to them than their job satisfaction.

According to a new study, workers in the healthcare sector are mature, take security seriously and want to do more to protect patient data. However, the industry still has a Shadow IT issue, poor password hygiene and inefficient processes for onboarding new clinicians.

In its inaugural year, The Endpoint Ecosystem study examines how employees perceive privacy, productivity, and personal well-being in the modern workplace. The study defines the Endpoint Ecosystem as the combination of all the devices, applications and tools plus the employee’s experience using that technology. The study presents a groundbreaking look at the tradeoffs between security and employee experience that every employer must face.

“The Endpoint Ecosystem has always been important, but it became urgent over the last two years when the pandemic forced more people to work remotely, cybersecurity attacks increased, and the Great Resignation forced employers to rethink how they support their employees,” said Denis O’Shea, founder of Mobile Mentor. “When the endpoint ecosystem works well, you have a secure, productive and happy workforce.”

The Endpoint Ecosystem study also highlights the following findings specific to the healthcare industry:

  • The healthcare industry has better password hygiene than other industries studied but it is still very poor. Twenty-six percent of healthcare employees write their work passwords in a personal journal and twenty-four percent admit to storing their passwords in notes on their phone. Seventy percent admit to choosing passwords…