When it comes to internal software security programs and practices, the healthcare industry is lagging behind their counterparts in the consumer electronics, financial services, and independent software vendor industries.

That’s the finding of a new Building Security in Maturity Model (BSIMM) study, a data-driven measurement tool for evaluating software security initiatives, which for the first time measured healthcare organizations. Data for the latest version of the BSIMM model was captured by application security firm Cigital, which also is a major sponsor of the initiative.

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