It’s Time to Make Cybersecurity a Leadership Imperative

It’s Time to Make Cybersecurity a Leadership Imperative. A Russian hammer and sickle and star with hands typing on a laptop computer and a cyber security lock and globe displayed on the screen.

Health care is under attack as never before from cybercriminals, and the stakes are rising for hospitals and patient safety. The latest potential threat: The FBI warns that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which has involved cyberattacks on the Ukrainian government and critical infrastructure organizations, could impact others beyond the region, including the U.S.

This contributes to the overall enhanced threat environment under which hospitals and health systems operate today, both directly and through mission-critical third parties. In a new Transformation Talks video from the AHA Center for Health Innovation, John Riggi, AHA’s national adviser for cybersecurity and risk, outlines four main concerns that could emanate from a possible Russian cyberattack.

Meanwhile Salwa Raffe, global managing director of health care security for Accenture, outlines business continuity plans hospitals and health systems need to consider, and Darren Lacey, chief information security officer at Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Medicine, shares insights on what health care leaders should focus on to prevent a possible cyberattack.

View other episodes on the AHA Transformation Talks webpage.

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