Establishing a Baseline for Healthcare Security Metrics

HealthTech Magazine

Matt McLaughlin

Cybercriminals frequently work together to achieve their objectives. Some healthcare IT professionals think their organizations should work together too.

One area where healthcare IT leaders may be able to meet this goal is in establishing cybersecurity metrics and baselines for the industry. Currently, such metrics are generally unavailable, but CDW is working with industry leaders to establish them. Tom Stafford, healthcare CTO with CDW, is spearheading an effort to survey IT leaders in the healthcare sector to get a better understanding of how they measure their security efforts.

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“We want to use this data to create a dashboard that gives companies an understanding of where they sit within the healthcare industry,” Stafford says. By collecting survey data from IT leaders in healthcare, the project is...

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