Governance & Risk Management , Healthcare , Healthcare Information Exchange (HIE)

How to Mitigate Gaps in Your Front-Line of Cyber Defense

Clearwater's Steve Akers on Unique Issues for Small to Midsize Health Entities
Steve Akers, corporate CISO and CTO, managed security services, Clearwater

The threat landscape has evolved significantly in the past year or so - particularly for small to midsize healthcare entities. Steve Akers of Clearwater said these organizations are particularly vulnerable because their first-line cyber defenders are their highest risk variable.

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In this video interview with Information Security Media Group, Akers discussed:

  • Unique security risks for small and midsize healthcare organizations;
  • Why "interesting enough" is now a huge staffing factor;
  • Alternative security models offered by managed security service providers.

Akers has over 25 years of experience in cybersecurity and compliance and more than 15 years of experience in security and consulting services. He is the founder and former CTO of Change Dynamix, a security and behavioral analytics platform, and he has served in leadership roles for Alert Logic, TruArx Inc. and Netex Inc.


About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.




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