A new approach to healthcare cybersecurity

A new approach to healthcare cybersecurity

In recent years, digital transformation has conspicuously changed numerous industries, reshaping everything from retailing to manufacturing — including healthcare. Like many other industries, the healthcare sector was compelled to rapidly adopt a combination of remote and distributed work, supported behind the scenes by an array of digital healthcare technologies.

While these technologies created new benefits and efficiencies, they also expanded the healthcare sector's attack surfaces, offering threat actors opportunities to breach important digital infrastructure. Cybercriminals have exploited these threats to devastating effect, ransoming hospitals and entire healthcare systems by shutting down critical functions, including medical records and billing.

Ben Denkers, CIO of CynergisTek discusses steps healthcare cybersecurity leaders can follow these four steps to improve their security posture in the face of cyberattacks.

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Ben Denkers

Ben Denkers is the CIO at CynergisTek where he is responsible for supporting growth, ensuring effective and efficient service delivery, and achieving the highest levels of client and employee satisfaction for CynergisTek’s security, privacy and compliance services. Denkers has nearly 20 years of experience in information security and consulting that includes markets such as finance, automotive, energy, manufacturing, and healthcare. With the threat landscape changing daily, this breadth of experience provides a unique perspective to the industry specific risks organizations face. He has been recognized for building, training, and optimizing team productivity. His strong focus on providing the operating framework, training, and development, and decisive leadership has empowered his teams to achieve tremendous success and drive business growth.

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