Hospital CISOs to meet, prep for 'long war' against cyberattacks

Becker's Hospital Review

Laura Dyrda

Cyberattacks against hospitals and healthcare organizations have accelerated in the last few months, and experts are warning this trend is likely to continue, according to a report in The Hill.

Since July, Becker's has reported eight cyberattacks and security incidents at U.S. hospitals that forced computer systems offline. Other attacks have rattled hospitals internationally. A September attack against a German hospital forced ambulances to reroute to another institution, leading to a patient's death.

The founder of IT-focused investment firm C5 Capital André Pienaar said his organization is bringing together chief information security officers of large and small hospitals for closed-door meetings to promote...

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