The Client Challenge
As New England-based Southcoast Health expanded from a hospital to health system, leadership identified the need to perform a cybersecurity readiness assessment before developing new business models that could increase their risk exposure.
Top Cybersecurity Threats to Healthcare:
- Third-party risks
- Medical device security
- Insider threats
Navigating to Next: The Solution
Southcoast Health is a not-for-profit, community-based health system with multiple access points, offering an integrated continuum of health services throughout southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The Chartis Group partnered with Southcoast to conduct an IT strategy refresh and cyber risk assessment to prepare Southcoast for continued business transformation.
Chartis supported this effort by including an assessment that considered current threats and related cybersecurity capabilities, given the desire to expand digital strategies. The assessment also evaluated capabilities of the current security program while focusing on cyber threats in the healthcare sector.
Additional areas of focus were key programs and governance relating to:
- Medical Device Security
- Risk and Compliance
- Vendor Risk Management
Southcoast had performed a separate enterprise-wide risk assessment, which further validated the cybersecurity risks.