The gap between supply and demand for cybersecurity talent is wide, and it’s only going to grow, according to Mary Alice Annecharico and Meredith Harper, who say it’s time to get creative.
The most surprising takeaway from the HHS Cybersecurity Task Force report? The lack of risk assessments being conducted, according to David Finn and Theresa Finn, who found that “most people don’t even have a baseline.”
The key to building a strong security program? Communication, whether that means going on the road to build support, training and re-training the staff, or engaging in dialogues with device manufacturers, say Mary Alice Annecharico and Meredith Harper.
In the past, security hasn’t been viewed as a strategic function of health care. If the industry is going to make progress, that needs to change, say Theresa Meadows and David Finn, who discuss the Task Force’s report on cybersecurity.
With the industry coming off its second worst year in terms of data breaches, health IT leaders need to step up their security game, says Albert Villarin, MD, who offers six helpful tips.