Building a Strong Healthcare Cybersecurity Program is a MUST!
Kate Pierce, CIO & CISO, North Country Hospital
In 2020, every healthcare organization was stretched to its limits by the worldwide pandemic. Throughout this historic year, IT was heavily relied upon as an essential component to solving a complex puzzle that changed daily. Instantly enabling and supporting telehealth platforms, moving employees off-site as part of the new remote workforce, and standing up COVID-19 dashboards were common themes of how IT departments responded to the evolving needs. However, interwoven into this complexity was another theme – the significant uptick in security events that threaten to bring healthcare facilities to their knees. During the early days of the pandemic, hackers vowed to give healthcare a free pass on ransomware attacks. However, this proved to be an empty promise,...