Episode 57: HCIT: Security Risk Assessment

Jeffery Daigrepont and Dan Stewart join Mark to discuss healthcare information technology (HCIT) and the current state of cybersecurity for the healthcare industry. Jeffery and Dan explain the current cybersecurity landscape in healthcare, why healthcare providers are being targeted, and the importance of security risk assessments and security programs.

Episode Synopsis

Jeffery and Dan cover 10 questions pertaining to healthcare cybersecurity and security risk assessments for healthcare providers.

  1. What is the current state of cybersecurity in the healthcare industry?
  2. Why is healthcare so attractive to cybercriminals?
  3. What are the top cybersecurity threats in healthcare?
  4. What is the true cost of a data breach in healthcare?
  5. What are the primary obstacles for a provider to develop and maintain an adequate security program?
  6. Where should a healthcare provider start? What key areas should they focus on?
  7. Why is it important to have a boardroom–level strategy to succeed in cybersecurity?
  8. How does a provider protect their critical assets as the threat landscape continues to evolve?
  9. What do you do if you have a data breach?
  10. When does it make sense for an organization to use a managed services approach to cybersecurity?

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