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Addressing the Cybersecurity Skills Gap with Improved Training

May 3, 2017 - Healthcare is one of many industries struggling with a cybersecurity skills gap, working to ensure that the right individuals are put into positions where they can adequately manage the increasing threats. Being able to address that increasing cybersecurity skills gap was one of the main reasons ISACA created the Cybersecurity Nexus (CSX) Training Platform, ISACA Chief Innovation Office Frank...

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How Cybersecurity Affects the Evolving Healthcare CISO Role

by Elizabeth Snell

The healthcare C-suite continues to evolve, along with the increasingly complex cybersecurity threats. Healthcare CISOs must now have knowledge in many areas, and understand just how far data breach repercussions can go.  The Chief Information...

Why Healthcare Cybersecurity is a Risk Management Issue

by Elizabeth Snell

Healthcare organizations are slowly working to increase their healthcare cybersecurity governance, staffing, and budgetary resources, but there is still room for improvement, according to a recent study. The second annual HIMSS Analytics HIT...

Working to Overcome the Cybersecurity Skills Gap in Healthcare

by Elizabeth Snell

The cybersecurity threat landscape is ever-evolving, forcing many industries to hire individuals with applicable cybersecurity skills to keep sensitive data secure. Healthcare is no different, with ransomware attacks, malware incidents, and other...

Prioritizing Data Privacy, Security in the Healthcare C-Suite

by Elizabeth Snell

As healthcare IT continues to evolve, the C-suite is also expanding and becoming more intricate. Individuals in leadership positions need to keep data privacy and security issues top priorities, especially as healthcare remains a target for cyber...

Cybersecurity Challenges Key Focus in Federal Appointment

by Elizabeth Snell

Last week, Thomas P. Bossert was appointed to serve as Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, and will advise the President-elect on cybersecurity challenges, homeland security, and counterterrorism. The role has...

New Federal CISO Set to Bolster National Cybersecurity Measures

by Elizabeth Snell

Brigadier General (retired) Gregory J. Touhill was announced as the first Federal CISO earlier this week, and is expected to continue the push toward stronger national cybersecurity measures. Touhill is currently the Deputy Assistant Secretary...

How to Build a Strong Healthcare Information Security Team

by Elizabeth Snell

With cybersecurity threats seemingly evolving each day, healthcare providers can no longer afford to have incomplete approaches to data security. Having a comprehensive and well-trained healthcare information security team will be a key aspect...

How Healthcare CISOs Can Conquer Data Security Challenges

by Elizabeth Snell

As the healthcare cybersecurity threats and data security challenges continue to evolve, CISOs must ensure that they remain educated on the best options for keeping sensitive data secure. However, CISOs need to also find the right balance between...

HHS Role in Healthcare Cybersecurity Discussed in Hearing

by Elizabeth Snell

Having effective data protection and incident response are crucial parts to strong healthcare cybersecurity, according to a recent hearing held by the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee. The group met last week to discuss the future of healthcare...

Why Healthcare Cybersecurity Should be Top Priority for Execs

by Jacqueline Belliveau

While healthcare cybersecurity is an increasing concern for covered entities, recent research shows that other industries should also potentially put a higher focus on cybersecurity threats. Seventy-five percent of cybersecurity professionals...

Top Healthcare Data Security Issues for the C-Suite

by Elizabeth Snell

Healthcare data security is no longer an issue relegated to the IT department, especially as technology becomes more prevalent throughout organizations. This is why CIOs and CISOs need to understand what the key privacy and security issues are,...

The Changing Roles of Healthcare Cybersecurity Leadership

by Elizabeth Snell

An important aspect of healthcare data security is ensuring that an organization’s leadership is well-versed in the current cybersecurity issues. That way, healthcare organizations can work to create a well-rounded and secure environment...

How Health Data Security, Healthcare CISOs Are Evolving

by Elizabeth Snell

Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) typically play an integral role when it comes to a healthcare organization's health data security plan. With technology continuing to evolve, it is essential that the CISO role also evolve as necessary....

Is Health Data Security Improved or Hindered with CISOs?

by Elizabeth Snell

Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) are often thought of as having a critical role in a healthcare organization’s health data security measures. However, if a recent survey is any indication, not everyone else in the C-suite necessarily...

Securing Health Information in an Increasingly Insecure World

by George McCulloch of CHIME

Securing health information is becoming more difficult as information security events and data breaches continue at a staggering rate. Stolen healthcare information commands a higher value than general financial information in the black market....

Healthcare CISOs Gaining Importance To The Industry

by Patrick Ouellette

Though the much-maligned Target data breach did not involve healthcare data, some post-breach commentary can certainly be applied to the healthcare industry. Former Target manager of cyber and global intelligence Karl Mattson said having a CISO...

What are the top 5 skills healthcare CISOs must have?

by Nicole Freeman

As healthcare companies adapt to regulatory changes in HIPAA, HITECH, ICD-10, and the Affordable Care Act (ACA), as well as adopt new technology, finding qualified individuals to lead security has become difficult. Meditology, a professional...

Supervising IT security across a large healthcare network

by Patrick Ouellette

The shift from a training message that is solely tied to HIPAA regulations to a substantial patient care and safety focus is easier said than done. Despite the challenge involved with this type of undertaking, Jim Noga, Vice President and...

Partners HealthCare CISO, CIO Q&A: Security threat awareness

by Patrick Ouellette

As the threat environments facing healthcare organizations change and evolve, organizations must be proactive and adjust their security and privacy approaches on the fly. For a sizeable healthcare network such as Boston-based Partners HealthCare,...


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