Getting the health sector to vastly improve the state of its cybersecurity will take much more than the recent issuance of federal guidance outlining cyber performance goals for entities. It will also require new government incentives and mandates, said Steve Cagle, CEO of consultancy Clearwater.
“It’s a combination of things. Just publishing the goals – it’ll help. But it’s not really going to be enough to change behavior,” said Cagle about the new cybersecurity performance goals for the healthcare sector that the Department of Health and Human Services issued last week (see: HHS Details New Cyber Performance Goals for Health Sector).