[ISN] Top healthcare CISO concerns: Finding the data, BYOD risks

http://healthitsecurity.com/2013/10/29/top-healthcare-ciso-concerns-finding-the-data-byod-risks/ By Dom Nicastro Health IT Security October 29, 2013 As information security officer at UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco, Rob Winter has many concerns that are top of mind. “With the data security threat landscape constantly changing,” Winter said, “this has varied over the years.” Winter did, however, cite some specific top concerns with HealthITSecurity.com. For starters, following the data can be cumbersome. Regardless of where data exist, how they are transferred, and who is able to access them, concerns only increase as data hit the cloud, mobile devices and trusted third parties, Winter said. It makes for a challenging environment for ISOs. “Security solution companies are starting to recognize the risk and mitigating controls are in place,” Winter said. “As the products mature for the enterprise, corporations will have better control of their data.” It’s no small task where he works as well. UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital has approximately 30,000 inpatients per year, 750,000 outpatient visits per year and 722 licensed beds, according to Winter. UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay, a 289-bed children’s, women’s specialty and cancer hospital complex in the Mission Bay section of San Francisco, is under construction and will open Feb. 1, 2015. […]