Healthcare Security

Steve Leblond, VP of IS Operations – COO – IS Division, Ochsner Health

Nearly Free Cybersecurity Improvements

By Steve Leblond, VP of IS Operations – COO – IS Division, Ochsner Health Improving an organization’s cybersecurity posture often involves an investment of significant time and dollars. Whether it be a new tool to scan for threats or an ...
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Dr. Mauricio Angee, CISO, University of Miami Health System

The Need for Enhancing Cybersecurity Awareness Training Programs in Healthcare

By Dr. Mauricio Angée, CISO, University of Miami Health System Healthcare organizations have been experiencing an uptick in the number of security breaches since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. While pre-pandemic cybersecurity was mainly focused on fortifying the network ...
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Derek Sliger, Sr. Director Information Security, Children's Health

Defense in Depth – A Strategy for Today

By Derek Sliger, Sr. Director Information Security, Children's Health Defense-in-Depth, a concept to employ technical security controls in a layered manner throughout an information system’s deployment, is not a new concept. The goal is simple. If a vulnerability is exploited, ...
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Tomislav Mustac, Senior Director Cybersecurity, Mount Sinai Health System

The Challenge of Securing That Which Is Invisible

By Tomislav Mustac, Senior Director Cybersecurity, Mount Sinai Health System Not that long ago, the cyber threat landscape of most health delivery organizations (HDOs) was much simpler than it is today. The general consensus on cybersecurity was that it was ...
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Kate Pierce, CIO/CISO, North Country Hospital

The Importance of Creating a Culture of Security in Healthcare

By Kate Pierce, CIO/CISO, North Country Hospital I’m sure you’ve heard the expression, “We’re all in this together.” Unfortunately, this sentiment has never been more accurate than when speaking about your healthcare organization’s information security. In today’s environment, having a ...
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Tabitha Lieberman, SVP Clinical and Revenue Cycle Applications, Providence St. Joseph Health

Application Rationalization Journey in a Large Complex Health System

By Tabitha Lieberman, SVP Clinical and Revenue Cycle Applications, Providence St. Joseph Health When my daughter was young, she jumped on the beanie baby bandwagon and worked her way through the family governance structure to get a healthy capital investment ...
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Christopher Baldwin, System Director, Information Security, Hartford HealthCare

Private Cyber Battlespace

By Christopher Baldwin, System Director, Information Security, Hartford HealthCare My previous article on the Cyber Maginot Line explained how any cybersecurity strategy that does not realistically consider the possibility of compromise, however fortified and well-conceived — is dangerous. News media ...
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Brian A. Shea, CIO, MedOne Hospital Physicians

Healthcare Cybersecurity – “Building an IT Security & Awareness Culture”

By Brian A. Shea, CIO, MedOne Hospital Physicians I have been in healthcare IT for over half of my almost 30 years in IT. Healthcare definitely has its uniqueness compared to other industries; however, it is not unique in the ...
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Michael Gorelik, Morphisec

Morphisec-A Proactive Defense in Healthcare Cybersecurity

‘Proactive breach prevention made easy’ is perhaps the best way to describe Morphisec, a world-renowned provider of advanced security solutions from endpoint to the cloud. For years Morphisec has offered the best protection for all sizes of businesses with any ...
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Alexander Grijalva, CISO, VillageCare

Cyberattacks Against Healthcare Can Be Prevented

By Alexander Grijalva, CISO, VillageCare Healthcare’s cybersecurity problem is a half-century old affliction that began with the first step towards digitization. When hospitals introduced computerized systems in the late 1960s and 1970s, they also unwillingly exposed themselves to cyber threats ...
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Erik Decker, CISO & CPO, University of Chicago Medicine

Tag line: Cyber Safety is Patient Safety

By Erik Decker, CISO & CPO, University of Chicago Medicine When most people hear the term “Information Security,” they immediately think of “the protection of our data.” Our regulatory regimes back such observations, with the requirements of protecting health information ...
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Kate Pierce, CIO & CISO, North Country Hospital

Building a Strong Healthcare Cybersecurity Program is a MUST!

By Kate Pierce, CIO & CISO, North Country Hospital In 2020, every healthcare organization was stretched to its limits by the worldwide pandemic. Throughout this historic year, IT was heavily relied upon as an essential component to solving a complex ...
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Arthur F. Ream Cambridge Health Alliance

Healthcare Cyber Security and the Challenges with the Diagnostic Vendor Space

By Arthur F. Ream III, Senior Director of IT Applications & Integration | CISO, Cambridge Health Alliance The U.S. FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) has always remained committed to promote and protect public health, including the safe ...
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Shefali Mookencherry, MPH, MSMIS, RHIA, CHPS, HCISPP, CISO, Edward-Elmhurst Health

Developing a Cloud Security Strategy

By Shefali Mookencherry, MPH, MSMIS, RHIA, CHPS, HCISPP, CISO, Edward-Elmhurst Health The mitigation of security risks in cloud computing is a challenge to many healthcare organizations. As organizations move to the cloud more frequently, cloud security is a major concern ...
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TJ Mann, Senior Director Cybersecurity & CISO, Children’s Mercy

Who is responsible for Cybersecurity?

By TJ Mann, Senior Director Cybersecurity & CISO, Children’s Mercy Businesses are moving at the speed of a Ferrari and the massive ongoing digital transformation is fueling it. Indeed, the COVID-19 pandemic has been the reason for many organizational digital ...
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Dr. Mauricio Angee, CISO, University of Miami Health System

Examining the Impact of Reactive and Proactive Investments in Cybersecurity

By Dr. Mauricio Angee, CISO, University of Miami Health System Cybersecurity has become an essential and critical component of every organization. From retail corporations, financial institutions, healthcare organizations, government agencies to small businesses safeguarding information assets and maintaining compliance with ...
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Scott Dresen, SVP & CISO, Spectrum Health

Securing the Revenue Cycle Remote Workforce

By Scott Dresen, SVP & CISO, Spectrum Health The COVID-19 pandemic changed health care dramatically almost overnight. Across the country, those health care systems hit hard early were in crisis mode, trying to manage the overwhelming influx of patients. Those ...
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Ed Mattison, Center of Internet Security (CIS)

Center for Internet Security (CIS) – Healthcare Cybersecurity Challenges during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Healthcare organizations continue to be targets for adversaries, especially during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Cybersecurity often takes a backseat to patient care as organizations are struggling to keep up with the unprecedented demand on services and requirements for IT infrastructure ...
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Devin Shirley, CISSP, C|CISO, CRISC, Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield

Creating Effective Security Change in Your Organization

By Devin Shirley, CISSP, C|CISO, CRISC, Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield Information security is something I’ve been involved within various environments - working in the Army, technology manufacturing, hospital, telecommunications, and now at a health payer. I’ve seen security capabilities ...
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Christopher Frenz, AVP of Information Security and Infrastructure, Interfaith Medical Center

Taking an Evidence-Based Approach to Healthcare Security

By Christopher Frenz, AVP of Information Security and Infrastructure, Interfaith Medical Center The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a period of significant and fast-paced change for many healthcare organizations. Within the last few months, many healthcare providers ...
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Hardening The Security Posture While Enabling Your Healthcare Organization

Hardening The Security Posture While Enabling Your Healthcare Organization

Connie Barrera By Connie Barrera, CISO, Jackson Health System When you peel away the layers and minimize the noise, the ultimate goal of the IT Division, should be, to enable the business. This requires business operations to optimize people, process ...
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Jothi Dugar CISO National Institutes of Health

Holistic Cyber Safety in Healthcare

By Jothi Dugar, CISO, National Institutes of Health, Center for Information Technology (CIT) Often, in a healthcare setting, band-aid fixes are used for patients giving them a false sense of security in their overall health. For example, when a patient ...
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By Monte Ratzlaff, Director, Cyber Risk Program, University of California, Office of the President/UC Health

Humans – The last line of cyber defense

By Monte Ratzlaff, Director, Cyber Risk Program, University of California, Office of the President/UC Health What if I told you that humans, not technology, are the most critical aspect of securing your organization? Sure, we need security technology, but it’s ...
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Cris Ewell, PhD, CISO, UW Medicine

The need for nimble information security practices to protect patient care and data

By Cris Ewell, PhD, CISO, UW Medicine Healthcare continues to be targeted by cybercriminals, and we have seen an increase in the number and sophistication of attacks. We all need to recognize that the cybercriminals are well motivated and resourced, ...
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Aaron Miri, CIO, The University of Texas at Austin

Patient Privacy

By Aaron Miri, CIO, The University of Texas at Austin A few weeks ago, my 4 year old daughter was receiving her annual flu shot and a routine primary care checkup. Much to my surprise, the front desk staff mentioned ...
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Ghangor Cloud-4th Generation Information Security Enforcer Platform for Healthcare Industry

Ghangor Cloud – Combatting Cyberthreat With AI-enabled Advanced Technology

Tarique Mustafa, Founder, CEO & CTO, Ghangor Cloud Healthcare, in the past couple of years, has undergone a colossal transformation and the advancement that is being made appears to be directly from the pages of a science fiction novel. For ...
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Successful Cyber Security through Proactive IT Risk Management

Successful Cyber Security through Proactive IT Risk Management

Tim Swope By Tim Swope, CISO, Catholic Health Services of Long Island In order to deliver value to our customers, patients, employees, communities and shareholders, we Healthcare organizations must understand and manage the risks faced across our entire organization. Risks ...
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Cyber Security Framework to Streamline the Information Security Program

By Bruce Forman, CISO, UMassMemorial Health Care The implementation of a cyber security framework establishes a standard that allows for a structured approach to cyber security and a simplified, repeatable process to developing, managing, and maintaining the cyber security program ...
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Technology innovation provides a road map for consumers’ end-to-end healthcare journey

By Joseph Cacchione, MD, FACC, Executive Vice President, Clinical & Network Services, Ascension There is no question that healthcare has been lagging in technology innovation. However, consumer demand is driving transformation, pushing us toward implementation of more personalized, higher quality ...
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The Secret to Successful EHR Adoption

By Beverly Jordan, Vice President and Chief Information and Transformation Officer, Baptist Memorial Health Care While electronic health records are mandated under the Affordable Care Act, the real key to making an EHR beneficial for everyone is understating how it works ...
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