Healthcare Industry Will Underestimate Cybersecurity Threats in 2018

Cybersecurity in Healthcare: Outlook for 2018
When: January 25, 2018
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm ET
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2017 was an unprecedented year for breaches and ransomware attacks on healthcare organizations. Yet, according to a new report from Black Book, more than eight in ten provider organizations lack a reliable leader for cybersecurity, while only 11% plan to get a cybersecurity officer in 2018. The survey revealed that the healthcare industry continues to underestimate security threats as attackers continue to seek data and monetary gain. The results also revealed the hesitation of healthcare providers to adopt best practices for thwarting attacks, including the failure to conduct regular security risk assessments and penetration testing of firewalls.

If 2017 has taught the healthcare industry anything, it’s that the threats are real and providers and organizations of all sizes need to understand how to reduce vulnerabilities to attack.  To educate our readers and followers, we reached out to national expert David Fine, Vice President of Strategic Innovation at CynergisTek.  We will be hosting a webinar on January 25th to look at the emerging risks in 2018, and provide some key strategies and insights to help attendees understand how to bolster cybersecurity efforts.

On this webinar we will address the following:

  • Why ransomware will continue to be the biggest threat
  • Emerging threats in medical device security and Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Ongoing concerns by Congress with the establishment of the Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force
  • Latest developments related to OCR HIPAA Audits and cybersecurity
  • Cybersecurity priorities providers need to consider in 2018

Attendees will also have a chance to ask questions during the live Q&A portion of our webinar.

About David Finn, Executive Vice President, Strategic Innovation, CynergisTek
David has been involved in leading the planning, management, and control of enterprise-wide, mission-critical information technology and business processes for more than 30 years. His unique experience in risk management and control objectives of technology (including audit, security, and privacy) allows him a distinctive perspective in the design and implementation of business applications and the processes that the technology must support. David is focused on using technology as an enabler of operating efficiency and deriving business value through the optimization and control of technology. He is known for creatively engaging all types of audiences, conveying messages that even change-resistant users listen to and remember.