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WEBINAR | Stronger Together: Why Industry Alignment is the Only Means to Mitigate Healthcare Cybersecurity Risk
August 18, 2021, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm CDT
Erik Decker, AVP & CISO, Intermountain Healthcare, and Ed Gaudet, CEO, Censinet. Cyber attacks. Data breaches. Ransomware incidents. All these challenges jeopardize effective patient care while inflicting operational and economic damage to healthcare providers and their partners, despite significant investments in cybersecurity and risk management programs by health systems. The healthcare industry lacks transparency into cyber preparedness, regardless of critical rules and regulations meant to protect it; even as health systems hardened their internal controls, many still struggle to manage the external risk introduced by insecure vendors. With the explosion of telemedicine, digital health, and cloud-based solutions, the cyber attack surface resulting from necessary but at-risk vendors continues to expand. More than 60% of breaches in the industry last year involved a vendor or business associate. It’s time for us to work together and fix it. Erik and Ed explain the critical steps that C-level healthcare executives can take to ensure that patients and information stay protected now and in the future, such as where opportunities exist for health systems to work together to assess and manage risk; what CIOs, CISOs, and Risk Executives can do to align their business units to create a connected approach to risk management across the broader enterprise; and how health systems can scale and improve existing vendor assessment processes.