Industry Perspectives

The State of Security in the Healthcare Sector

Matt Snyder, Chief Information Security Officer for the Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, recently joined me for a thought-provoking discussion spanning a broad range of topics related to security in the healthcare sector.

Listen to the full podcast here.

Healthcare organizations are experiencing an increasing number of targeted attacks from organized crime groups and state sponsored actors. During our talk, Matt shared his approach to creating a holistic strategy to protect his complex environment. Particular attention is given to the unique challenges stemming from the sizable fleet of medical devices found in every facility, many of which are very dated.

The discussion additionally touched on quantifying the value of a security program, as well as how data analytics can be leveraged to gain support for investments in specific mitigation strategies. We then wrapped up with Matt revealing what advice would have been truly beneficial had he received it 10 years ago.