CISOs see opportunities amid heightened cybersecurity risks

Healthcare IT News

Mike Miliard

The role of the healthcare chief information security officer has changed substantially in recent years. Speaking Monday at the HIMSS22 Healthcare Cybersecurity Forum, Erik Decker, CISO at Intermountain Healthcare, explained how.

"We have moved beyond data," he said. "It's not just about privacy and confidentiality anymore," he said. "What about resiliency? Cyber safety is patient safety. Downtime means delay of care, and delay of care means patient safety. That is our charge."

Vugar Zeynalov, CISO at the Cleveland Clinic noted the difference with which the C-suite views security pros in recent years, now that ransomware is rampant and cyber threats a daily way of life.

"Many years ago, I was presenting a...

Get the Morning Update

Thanks for subscribing!