Making the Case for a “Mask-Oriented Approach” to Cybersecurity

HealthsystemCIO.com

Kate Gamble

“I’m not sure you can overdo it right now.”

When it comes to protecting against security threats, healthcare organizations find themselves in a dicey position. At the same time they were rolling out solutions seemingly overnight to ensure patients could receive care and teams could work remotely, cybercriminals were identifying new opportunities to penetrate systems and gain access to valuable information.

To the bad actors, Covid-19 presented an opportunity; one that has proven difficult for CISOs and other security leaders.

“Not only were new vendors introduced, but the speed at which technologies rolled out meant that for many organizations, a lot of the common security checks and controls that they would have put in weren’t necessarily implemented in a timely...

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