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To say the healthcare system is complex would be an understatement. The sprawling digital infrastructure underpinning modern healthcare organizations consists of countless disparate technologies and databases, all governed by a dated regulatory framework.
Unfortunately, that complexity makes these organizations vulnerable, and it’s a big reason why researchers predict exponential growth in the volume of data breaches experienced by the industry in the coming years. The current shortage of cybersecurity workers, which continues to plague virtually every industry, will only compound matters.
So how can healthcare CISOs protect their organizations as attackers become more sophisticated?
It’s not an easy question, particularly as these leaders often face significant budget constraints and a relative lack of support at the board level. With teams that are understaffed and overworked, it’s no wonder that many CISOs succumb to professional burnout.
But even though the stress associated with the role might be unavoidable, there are steps that nearly all security leaders in the healthcare industry can take to enhance network security and reduce insomnia. Here are three of the most important ones:
The “p” in HIPAA stands for portability. Platforms like Salesforce offer features that allow for the fast, secure transfer of data across functions and departments, making it accessible to those who need it precisely when it’s needed. Without the cloud, security teams must allocate more time and resources to integrating disparate on-premises systems and building the mechanisms and workflows that secure them — in effect, throwing valuable time and money at problems that have already been solved.
Cybersecurity workers were already outnumbered prior to the pandemic. Now that healthcare organizations (like those in almost every industry) have substantially increased their reliance on digital infrastructures, urgent solutions are needed. As long as the talent shortage persists, the prospect of simply hiring more personnel will be unrealistic. Instead, security teams must work fast to incorporate the technologies and processes that are already available or else risk falling further behind.
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