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Penn Medicine CISO offers tips for COVID-19 cybersecurity response

Healthcare IT News

Mike Miliard

As hospitals and health systems nationwide grapple with the fast-moving demands of the coronavirus crisis, they're also faced with an added challenge: fending off a sustained upswell in cybersecurity threats, perpetrated by bad actors taking advantage of the pandemic's chaos.

Healthcare IT News spoke recently with Dan Costantino, Chief Information Security Officer at Penn Medicine, who offered some insights into how his infosec staff has adjusted its strategies to support the health system during the public health emergency.

He described new efforts to thwart COVID-19 themed phishing attempts, efforts to securely roll out new telehealth offerings and the ongoing need to be ...

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