Fortified Roundtable | May 2021

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Our roundtables are an opportunity for you to meet with your peers and discuss challenges, ideas, and solutions. Coming together helps build relationships with others in your shoes at other organizations. We feel part of raising security awareness, and maturity in healthcare is creating trusted peer relationships. I hope you will join us in participating and building this community.

The format is a 60-minute web conference with healthcare and/or life sciences CIO, CISO, and other technology leaders. Our roundtables are not a sales or marketing activity, nor is it led by any vendor objective. It’s merely a conversation to build your knowledge and network, and discuss real issues and work through resolutions.

Cybersecurity Insurance
This topic may have been the most discussed. A couple of things of note were brought up on the call, including some carriers raising rates by 20% plus and having new requirements for maintaining coverage. Implementing Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) and Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) are among them in some cases. Incident Response plans and retainers were also a popular topic. 

BC/DR in the Cloud
This topic was brought to the group by one of our attendees. Several organizations are currently evaluating or undergoing cloud migrations. We discussed possibly doing a specialized event just for this topic. If that event is of interest to you, please reach out to me. Backup as a Service was also discussed as an option some attendees are using.

3rd Party Patching
There have been several 3rd party vulnerabilities published over the last few weeks that required immediate attention. 3rd Party patching continues to be a challenge shared by several attendees. Both MITRE ATT&K and CIS Level 1 benchmarks were mentioned as references for maintaining a solid patching program.