Muddling through cybersecurity: Insights from the U.S. healthcare industry

Abraham, Chon and Chatterjee, Dave and Sims, Ronald R,(2019), Muddling through cybersecurity: Insights from the U.S. healthcare industry. , Business Horizons, UNSPECIFIED

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TheU.S. healthcaresectoris inadequatelypreparedtodealwith the reality of cyber threats. The increasing use of smart medical equipment and mobile devices is making healthcare organizations more susceptible to ransomware and other types of malware. The size and complexity of operations, coupled with the presence of numerous legacy and incompatible systems, make it difficult to implement effective cybersecurity measures. The daunting nature of the problem often results in an if-itain’t-broke-don’t-fix-it stanceamong senior healthcare leaders. The preponderance of healthcare-related laws, compliance regulations, and security guidance frameworks serve to complicate the cybersecurity challenge further and too often results in senior leadership assuming a state of blissful ignorance. This study sheds light on the key factors contributing to the chaotic state of affairs and presents a roadmap to a more deliberate and proactive approach to cybersecurity risk management
Keywords : Cybersecurity; Healthcare information technology; Cyber resilience; Cyberattacks; Cybersecurity risk management, UNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title: Business Horizons
Volume: 62
Number: 4
Item Type: Article
Subjects: Manajemen
Depositing User: Endhar Priyo Utomo
Date Deposited: 26 Dec 2019 05:25
Last Modified: 26 Dec 2019 05:25

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