Why Healthcare Needs to Shift Its Cybersecurity Focus

September 16, 2019 Mayuri Kumar

Despite progress in improving cybersecurity, the healthcare sector still needs to change its focus from compliance to risk, says Mac McMillan, co-founder and CEO emeritus of security consulting firm CynergisTek.

"We need to stop talking about compliance ... and grades. We need to talk about threats and risk - and about how what we're doing is addressing the risk to the organizations... systems, data and patients," McMillan says in an interview with Information Security Media Group.

"The threat profile we have today - the risks to patients, data, operations, intellectual property, research - and even the risk to national security with a lot of the information in healthcare - is at an all-time high," he says. "We need to have leadership in hospitals talking about cybersecurity and cyber risk and threats."

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