Mount Sinai South Nassau security exec tackles cybersecurity and medical ethics

Healthcare IT News

Bill Siwicki

As it becomes more clear every day that patient safety is at risk when it comes to cyberattacks, it also becomes more apparent that ethics must be introduced into cybersecurity considerations by healthcare provider organizations.

Consider an instance of malware affecting a networked device critical to a patient's life, with indications that the malware may be spreading. Should a CISO and CIO take the device off the network, safeguarding other patients on the network but potentially endangering the patient on that particular device?

Christopher Frenz, assistant vice president of IT security at Mount Sinai South Nassau in Oceanside, New York, says that this is something hospitals should...

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