How a Newly Minted CISO Approaches COVID-19 Security Risks

Responding to security and privacy challenges in the age of COVID-19 is a tall order—and it’s even more complicated if you’re just starting a new role as a chief information security officer (CISO). Meet Steven Ramirez, who became Chief Information Security Officer for University of Louisville Health in January. He met with John Zuziak to share his story of a COVID indoctrination-by-fire, discuss the changing risk management landscape, and reflect on cybersecurity issues facing every healthcare CISO.

Show panelists include:

  • John Zuziak, Cyber Security Practice Director for Change Healthcare Consulting
  • Steve Ramirez, CISO for University of Louisville Health

They discuss:

  • The career track that led to a CISO role
  • Balancing regulation, cyber threats, and patient safety
  • How COVID-19 suddenly changed Steve’s 90-day plan
  • Ways to use resources, including existing security assessments, to define initial goals
  • How the pandemic affects the University of Louisville Health’s IT security
  • New trends in threats and targeted attacks to remote employees
  • Steps to drive a secure transition to a virtual workforce
  • Using IT to speed employee onboarding when in-person engagement is not an option
  • Goals to guide a CISO during a pandemic
  • The secret sauce for communicating risks and incidents in the boardroom

Episode Resources

  1. John Zuziak’s bio
  2. Steven Ramirez’s bio
  3. The Essential Role of a Chief Information Security Officer
  4. Change Healthcare Consulting CISO

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