Premise Health CISO Offers Expertise on Evolving Cyber Landscape

Between the pandemic, increasing ransomware attacks, and the explosion of medical and consumer devices, healthcare cybersecurity leaders are faced with a quickly evolving industry.

The healthcare cybersecurity landscape has certainly changed over the past year, on a variety of fronts. In the context of the pandemic specifically, the influx of remote work, cloud-based business operations, telehealth and remote patient monitoring devices has only added to existing hospital and health system vulnerabilities.

So what does the sector need to do to keep up with rising cybersecurity threats? Joey Johnson, chief information security officer (CISO) of Premise Health, has led the charge in data protection for the provider enterprise and the companies it supports.

“It’s kind of been a perfect storm. If you think about the emergence of telehealth, it hasn’t really been an emergence of the technology; it’s been an adoption of one. So that happened across a lot of broad spectrums, as organizations were thrust into having to adopt new technologies in rapid fashion. Anytime you do that, it’s going to come with a degree of risk,” explained Johnson.

Read the full interview on Healthcare Innovation.