Read or listen to this exclusive interview with Health-ISAC’s Chief Security Officer, Errol Weiss in IT World Canada here:

Healthcare sector “stretched thin” in fight against cyber attacks warns CSO of Health-ISAC


HOWARD SOLOMON March 1, 2024

Healthcare organizations need more support from boards and governments to defend against the rising number of cyber attacks, particularly ransomware, says the chief security officer of a U.S.-based information sharing and analysis centre for the sector.

“Organizations are stretched thin, they just don’t have the people, budget to support the basic types of [cybersecurity] programs,” Errol Weiss, CSO of the Health-ISAC said in a recent interview.

“We need more resources for cybersecurity, everything including budget and appropriately trained and experienced staff to set up cybersecurity systems and to make sure they are being monitored and anomalies are being addressed quickly and mitigating controls are being put in place rapidily to close those holes.”

Two recent reports show what the sector is facing. Health-ISAC’s Q4 report for last year highlighted that ransomware attacks against the healthcare sector rose steadily throughout 2023.

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