Seven Strategies From The Pandemic To Protect Healthcare From Ransomware

February 11, 2021 Caleb Barlow

Seven Strategies From The Pandemic To Protect Healthcare From Ransomware

Social distancing. Contract tracing. Quarantine. These are phrases and words we didn’t hear much about before Covid-19 but now are part of our everyday lives. The strategies the public has adhered to during the pandemic have real applications in our digital environments. In the security world, leaders can take the strategies we’ve learned and apply them to protecting sensitive data, especially in healthcare.

Caleb Barlow, CEO of CynergisTek discusses the rise of ransomware attacks in healthcare and breaks down seven strategies that can protect healthcare organizations from ransomware and the importance of doubling down on preventative measures to protect patients.

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About the Author

Caleb Barlow

Caleb Barlow is the President and Chief Executive Officer of CynergisTek, a top-ranked information security and privacy consulting firm focused on the healthcare IT industry Prior to joining CynergisTek, Caleb led the IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence organization. In 2016, he built X-Force Command which is part of a $200M investment in a global incident response services, updated watch floors, the industry’s first immersive cyber range, and an incident command system for responding to major cyber incidents. In 2018, Caleb invented the Cyber Tactical Operations Center which is a first-of-its-kind training, simulation, and security operations center on wheels. Caleb has a broad background having led technical teams in product development, product management, strategy, marketing, and cloud service delivery. He has also led the integration efforts of on multiple IBM acquisitions. Caleb is a sought after speaker on the subject of security. He has appeared on TED stage, TODAY, and regularly appears on national news broadcasts. Caleb’s views have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, USA Today, New York Times, and dozens of other publications. He testified before U.S. Congress and the United Nations by invitation of the President of the U.N. General Assembly. External to IBM, Caleb has been in leadership roles at two successful startups, including Syncra Systems, which is now part of Oracle, and Ascendant Technology, which was acquired by Avent. Caleb also holds multiple patents in the field of Unified Communication.

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