Security Technology Executive

FEB-MAR 2018

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20 SECURIT Y TECHNOLOGY E XECUTIVE • Februar y/March 2018 • www. HEALTHCARE SECURIT Y T he challenges faced by today's healthcare security executives emerge at a much faster cadence than in years past. This reality has over time has migrated the healthcare security executive's role from a traditional crime- focused leader of "gates, guards, and guns" to a business leader committed to Prevention, Preparedness and Protection. Success in this transitioned role is defined by outcomes resulting in a reduction of harm to patients and visitors, the organization, and the technology systems that support them. A strengthened commitment to an organizational health protection model has posi- tioned our industry to meet the challenges of an ever-changing threat landscape, increasing threat velocity and increasing harmful impact caused by existing and emerging threats. A successful security team is no longer simply responding to calls for service but is extend- ing prevention opportunities, reducing vulnerabilities and limiting the impact of critical incidents and disruptions to care in a thoughtful manner with the goal of resiliency and improved organizational health. Emerging Threats in Healthcare and the Adaptation of Protection Models Due to the sensitive nature of healthcare information, the cyber threat will always be a prioritized concern for all healthcare security executives. Image Courtesy of Security executives will need to rethink their approach to mitigating risk in tomorrow's threat landscape By Raymond J. Ger wit z

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