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The 6 Key Steps for Improving Cybersecurity According to the HCIC: Which One Do you Need?

Today we are sharing the Health Care Industry Cybersecurity (HCIC) Task Force's report on cybersecurity: Report on Improving Cybersecurity in the Health Care Industry.

They identified the following 6 key imperatives:
1. Define and streamline leadership, governance, and expectations for healthcare industry cybersecurity
2. Increase the security and resilience of medical devices and health IT
3. Develop the healthcare workforce capacity necessary to prioritize and ensure cybersecurity awareness and technical capabilities
4. Increase healthcare industry readiness through improved cybersecurity awareness and education
5. Identify mechanisms to protect research and development efforts and intellectual property from attacks or exposure
6. Improve information sharing of industry threats, risks and mitigation

Three Task Force members graciously sat down with us to explain and engage in a conversation about the key imperatives: Bradford Marsh, EVP Government Health Security & Technology at First Health Advisory, Theresa Meadows, CIO at Cook Children's and David Ting, Chief Technology Officer / Founder of Tausight.

Key Points:
What is the current state of the healthcare cyber landscape?
In healthcare we know that we don't have a good way to share information
We have issues with legacy technology
The attack surface has gotten a lot larger
What are some action plans that someone could take, post report, to begin to implement changes?


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