The executive team was confident their 2,453 bed integrated delivery network was secure, especially since they invested heavily in a solid perimeter. Their engineers implemented “a defense in depth” strategy with redundant systems and internal segmentation of all 16 compartments in the unlikely event of a perimeter breach. They were so confident of their system that they didn’t implement a full disaster recovery strategy, thinking that no more than 40 percent of the resources would require assistance at a time. This overconfidence was fueled by an under-scoped and incomplete risk assessment, which fueled inadequate planning, and thanks to Murphy’s Law, ultimately led to disaster.
Read this article written by Clyde Hewitt, CynergisTek's VP of Security Strategy