"We educate employees on which services are high-risk and provide them with cloud services that have best-in-class security capabilities and a great user experience," Hopfer says.
As hackers grow more sophisticated and attacks mount, security is a primary concern for CIOs in all industries, but it carries a special importance in healthcare owing to the sensitivity of the data involved. Moreover, much of the information contained in health records is unalterable, and, taken in composite, makes for a remarkably full profile that criminals can put to use for all manner of fraudulent ends.
"It's a social engineer's dream," says Mark Sander, a health IT veteran who co-founded the North Jersey CIO Roundtable. "You can change your driver's license information. You can change your banking information. How do you change your biometric data? You can't."
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