HIMSS22: Tips on Cybersecurity Success for Rural Healthcare Organizations
Rural healthcare organizations face unique challenges when it comes to cybersecurity. With limited budgets but the same cybersecurity concerns as larger healthcare organizations, rural hospitals must find ways to secure cybersecurity funding to strengthen their security posture amid an evolving threat landscape.
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Linda Stevenson, CIO, Fisher-Titus Medical Center
Tom Stafford, CTO, CDW Healthcare
- Rural healthcare organizations must meet the same regulatory requirements as larger healthcare organizations while competing against them for cybersecurity talent.
- Hiring ethical hackers and conducting penetration testing can help rural healthcare organizations assess their current cybersecurity posture.
- Using a managed security operations center can help rural healthcare organizations monitor their IT environments regardless of their staffing situations.