What cybersecurity tools and strategies are gaining in importance?
Posted Oct 11, 2021 from healthcareitnews.com
The CEO of CynergisTek discusses findings from the consulting firm's annual cybersecurity report, and talks about the future of security in healthcare.
The healthcare industry has labored through a challenging 18 months brought on by COVID-19, especially healthcare organizations that faced a record number of cyberattacks, which only compounded their ability to efficiently and effectively care for patients.
Unfortunately, these attempts by malicious actors to compromise healthcare systems and patient data show few signs of slowing. As a result, it's more important than ever for healthcare organizations to implement systems and measures to protect themselves against digital attacks.
To help guide healthcare CISOs' and CIOs' efforts, Healthcare IT News interviewed Mac McMillan, who recently returned to the CEO role at CynergisTek, the cybersecurity consultancy he cofounded.
McMillan discusses the current healthcare security, privacy and compliance landscape, and how healthcare organizations can ensure safe operations and protected patient data in the long term. He also talks about key findings from CynergisTek's annual report on healthcare systems' cybersecurity, and industry trends and the future of healthcare cybersecurity.