'Every CEO, at this point, is now in the business of cybersecurity': How hospitals should rethink threat defenses

Becker's Health IT

Jackie Drees

As cyberattacks on hospitals and health systems continue to escalate, the role of chief information security officer must evolve to adequately protect patients' information and have a more prominent role in the business, according to a July 10 San Diego Union-Tribune report.

"Every CEO, at this point, is now in the business of cybersecurity," Lisa Easterly, CEO of the San Diego Cyber Center of Excellence, told the publication. "They need to be engaged and understand what the risk is on a real-time basis; the threat landscape is ever evolving and becoming more sophisticated."

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