HEALTHCARE SECURITY FORUM: A HIMSS EVENT

Security's next act: serving as an enabler of innovation

A breach in financial services, the second most expensive sector, costs only half of what hospitals wind up spending.

Just about any security professional can attest that the CISO and infosec teams are often seen as the so-called "Department of No."

As in: "No, you can't access our data from your home PC." Or, "of course you can't bring your own device into my network." The list of forbidden activities is a long one, necessarily so.

But I came away from our most recent HIMSS Healthcare Security Forum in San Francisco this past month with a pair of counter-thoughts. First, protected data and usability are beginning to transcend mutual exclusivity. Second, security really is an essential foundation for innovation. 

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