Cybercrime as-a-service , Fraud Management & Cybercrime , Ransomware

Importance of Medical Ethics in Cybersecurity

Christopher Frenz on Patient Care After a Cyberattack
Christopher Frenz, information security officer at Mount Sinai South Nassau, a medical care provider

Medical ethics can no longer be separated from cybersecurity in healthcare as we need to think of cyberattacks in the context of clinical outcomes, says Christopher Frenz, information security officer at Mount Sinai South Nassau, a medical care provider.

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"Medical ethics is thinking of a clinical problem, analyzing that problem to ensure that there is a best outcome to a situation (in case of a cyberattack)," says Frenz.

"In many cases you can't separate security from the patient's safety. You need the clinical input …There is also a need to invest and think about a medical device response plan"

In a video interview with Information Security Media Group, Frenz also discusses:

  • How to handle patient care after a malware attack;
  • Why it's important to discuss medical ethics;
  • Why businesses need to take part in cybersecurity decisions.

Frenz is information security officer at Mount Sinai South Nassau, a medical care provider. Previously, he was assistant vice president of information security for Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, where he developed the hospital's information security program and infrastructure. Frenz is the author of the OWASP Secure Medical Device Deployment Standard and the OWASP Anti-Ransomware Guide.


About the Author

Suparna Goswami

Suparna Goswami

Associate Editor, ISMG

Goswami has more than 10 years of experience in the field of journalism. She has covered a variety of beats including global macro economy, fintech, startups and other business trends. Before joining ISMG, she contributed for Forbes Asia, where she wrote about the Indian startup ecosystem. She has also worked with UK-based International Finance Magazine and leading Indian newspapers, such as DNA and Times of India.




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