A New Path Forward: How CISOs Are Rewriting Disaster Recovery Plans Post-Covid

A New Path Forward: How CISOs Are Rewriting Disaster Recovery Plans Post-Covid

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To say that things moved fast during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic is an understatement. Spaces were converted into triage areas and testing grounds, and applications were selected and implemented in record time. And although the reason for the accelerated pace - enabling providers to care for patients - was certainly justified, it created a unique set of challenges for IT security leaders, the ramifications of which are still being felt.

“There are so many things that could’ve gone wrong,” said Shefali Mookencherry, CISO and System Director of Information Security, Edward-Elmhurst Health. “It was spur-of-the-moment, everybody on deck, let’s do what it takes to get through this.” And unlike a typical disaster scenario, which may last for a few days or weeks, Covid has been marathon.

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