Protecting Healthcare’s Digital Systems

July 26th, 2017 | Posted by Alexa Magdalenski in Capital Health Tech Summit

The healthcare industry is a top target for cyber criminals and can face a variety of security vulnerabilities. In fact, over 200,000 health systems were impacted by the recent WannaCry cyber-attacks.

Cyber panel v2At NVTC’s Capital Health Tech Summit on June 15, 2017, a panel of cyber experts discussed the current health tech threat landscape and highlighted the technologies and services being developed to protect the healthcare industry’s digital systems. Participating on the panel were Ostendio CEO and Co-Founder Grant Elliott, PwC Managing Director of Advisory Services Suzanne Hall, Berkeley Research Group Director Katherine Norris and Leidos Chief Cybersecurity Technologist Gib Sorebo. Carilion Clinic Senior Vice President and CMIO Dr. Stephen Morgan moderated.

Some of the key themes that emerged from the panel included:

  • Emerging tech fields like biomedicine and IoT devices need enhanced collaboration and stakeholder engagement around cybersecurity efforts.Cyber Panel Morgan v2
  • There is no shortage of new security techniques and applications to protect health systems today, but organizations still need to implement the basic cybersecurity controls and educate employees to mitigate human risk.
  • Cybersecurity must find its way into the boardroom with CISOs and CSOs at the table lending their perspectives; cybersecurity has huge business implications.

View full video from the panel below:

Check out panelist Grant Elliott’s recent piece in HIT Leaders and News on cybercrime in healthcare

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