Four security experts discuss how recent cybercriminal activities shed light on the increasing need for better security, due to the severity of attacks and the need to protect valuable patient data.

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Many security breaches begin with en email that allows malware enters the organization  healthcare institutions begin as a result of phishing. To combat this thread, Mayo Clinic initiated an institution wide No Phishing Campaign based on education and simulated phishing exercises for all employees.

(SPONSORED) John Summers, Vice President and General Manager of Enterprise at Akamai offers several suggestions relative to access control, provisioning user accounts, and engaging in agile digital transformation that also enables hospital IT departments to better serve customers. Summers also shares his vision of what healthcare organizations should be thinking about today to be secure three to five years into the future.

Penetration or pen tests are an increasingly popular way to find the access points on a network that can be exploited by hackers. In his presentation at the Healthcare Privacy and Security Forum, Chris Crowley explains the value and the limits of these tests, and how to ensure that you can get the most benefit from a pen test.

A successful cyber-security program requires a comprehensive approach. Shenny Sheth talks about the management philosophy that Texas Children’s Hospital has taken to creating its blueprint for the successful implementation of a security program.

(SPONSORED) As the number of devices connected to a healthcare network continues to expand, so do the points of vulnerability. Many of these devices add new access points for malware that can threaten the overall security of the network. Isolation can be part of the solution.

By adopting best practices, IT managers can build their security strategy around a set of frameworks that have been proven to work. The IT Process Institute CEO talks about their approach to the challenge of selecting the best practices in cybersecurity.

Whether it's protecting against ransomware attacks, managing insider threats, implementing device management policies or convincing the C-suite to open its purse-strings, the role of a chief information security officer is a complex one.

In a world where cyber criminals can exfiltrate healthcare data from the other side of the globe, health systems have their work cut out for them when it comes to protecting patient information. It wasn't always this way. How did we get here?