Over the past 18 months, Censinet witnessed a significant rise in the number of Healthcare Delivery Organizations (HDOs) coming to the company after ransomware attacks and other cybersecurity incidents. Even though the company works with HDOs across the country to identify, analyze, and manage risk across healthcare IT, supply chain, institutional review boards, and more, it saw an unusual pattern of attacks and wanted to look more deeply into contributing factors.
Censinet commissioned the Ponemon Institute to independently ascertain to what degree COVID-19 impacted how HDOs protect patient care and patient information from increasing virulent cyberattacks, especially ransomware. Ponemon surveyed 597 IT and IT security professionals in HDOs.
You can get a copy of the report here: censinet.com/ransomware-report.
Hosted by two healthcare IT risk experts – Dr. Larry Ponemon and Ed Gaudet – this webinar interprets the study results and shares the best practices of those organizations that successfully counter ransomware in the time of COVID-19.
Dr. Larry Ponemon, Ponemon
Dr. Larry Ponemon is the Chairman and Founder of the Ponemon Institute, a research “think tank” dedicated to advancing privacy, data protection, and information security practices. Dr. Ponemon is considered a pioneer in privacy auditing and the Responsible Information Management (RIM) framework. Security Magazine named him one of the “Most Influential People for Security.” Dr. Ponemon consults with leading multinational organizations on global privacy management programs. He has extensive knowledge of regulatory frameworks for managing privacy and data security, including financial services, health care, pharmaceutical, telecom, and Internet. Dr. Ponemon was appointed to the Advisory Committee for Online Access and Security for the United States Federal Trade Commission. The White House appointed him to the Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee for the Department of Homeland Security. He was also appointed to two California State task forces on privacy and data security laws.
Ed Gaudet, Censinet
CEO and Founder of Censinet. With more than 30 years of software experience across various executive leadership, product, marketing, and sales roles, Ed has spent the last ten years helping healthcare providers modernize and automate their cyber risk and security infrastructure. Before starting Censinet, Ed was CMO and General Manager of Imprivata, a leader in trusted digital identity for healthcare delivery organizations. Ed is a member of the HHS CISA 405(d) Cybersecurity Working Group and various Health Sector Coordinating Council task groups for Cybersecurity, Supply Chain Risk Management, Medical Technology Contracts Language, and Emerging Technology.