Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience

Healthcare is one of 16 industries identified as being critical to the United States under Presidential Policy Directive / PPD21 in 2013 by President Obama. The directive calls for efforts to 'strengthen the security and resilience of US critical infrastructure against both physical and cyber threats’. Despite this, healthcare data breaches hit all-time high in 2021, impacting 45M people according to Critical Insights. That’s up from 34 million in 2020 and 14 million in 2018, marking a 300% rise. 

But breaches are only part of the problem. Since COVID, US critical infrastructure has seen a 600% rise in ransomware attacks impacting the availability of oil and gas, healthcare and other vital services. Despite nearly a decade to improve resiliency and security since PPD21, it's obvious that we have a long journey in front of us. What does healthcare need to finally become ressilient?

Richard Staynings