How C-suite leaders can work together to maximize cybersecurity

Healthcare IT News

Kat Jercich

In the past, Allegheny Health Network Chief Operations Officer Duke Rupert says he didn't necessarily think of cybersecurity as his purview.

But amidst the pressures exacted by COVID-19 – including a significant spike in ransomware attacks – Rupert's viewpoint changed.

"Quite frankly, [the risk] has become more evident … every single day," he said during a session at the HIMSS Healthcare Cybersecurity Forum this week. (HIMSS is the parent company of Healthcare IT News.)

The panel discussion, moderated by LifeBridge Health Chief Information and Digital Officer Tressa Springmann, and including Centura Health Chief Information Security Officer Sanjeev Sah, aimed to examine the ways CISOs can work together with other executives to ensure the organization is aligned in terms of risk management strategy.

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