Sep 20 2021

CDW Tech Talks Discuss How Healthcare Organizations Can Protect Themselves from Cyberthreats

Cyberattacks are imminent for most hospitals, big or small, but technology upgrades and risk assessment exercises can help protect patient data and critical infrastructure.

Cyberattacks are growing in frequency and sophistication, posing a major threat to healthcare organizations, which are often targeted for their valuable patient data. Although these attacks are imminent for most healthcare organizations, technologies and strategies can mitigate their impact and help protect patient data and critical infrastructure from malicious actors.

Two upcoming CDW Tech Talks will tackle how healthcare organizations are addressing security through dynamic infrastructure and strategies to reduce risk.

REGISTER: To watch Tuesday’s session live at 1 p.m. Central time, register for the CDW Tech Talk series below.

Preserving Healthcare Outcomes by Protecting Infrastructure

In a CDW Tech Talk taking place at 1 p.m. Central on Sept. 21, two leaders from Sky Lakes Medical Center in Klamath Falls, Ore., will discuss how recent infrastructure upgrades have paid off, both as the organization faced the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and when it was the target of a cyberattack.

John Gaede, the hospital’s director of information systems, and Nick Fossen, its manager of technology systems, will share what led them to upgrade their infrastructure, results from the upgrade and lessons learned from the process.

How Healthcare Organizations Can Reduce Their Security Risk

Join CDW Healthcare CTO Tom Stafford and Drex DeFord, executive healthcare strategist at CrowdStrike, at 1 p.m. Central on Oct. 5 as they discuss ways healthcare organizations can protect themselves from cyberattacks.

The two will explore how the security landscape is changing for healthcare, how healthcare organizations have addressed these changes and how organizations can reduce their security risk through incident response planning and ethical hacking and services such as penetration testing.

More on Tech Talks

The CDW Tech Talk series is a weekly webcast that covers a wide variety of IT topics demonstrating how businesses can reimagine the future of work, manage evolving infrastructures and gain competitive advantages.

Register for the series here, and follow HealthTech sister publication BizTech’s full coverage of the event here.

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