Protecting the privacy & security of your patient’s health information.

WEBINAR REPLAY: A Shortage of Superheroes: Healthcare’s Cybersecurity Staffing Challenge

The shortage of cybersecurity professionals is a familiar problem to CISOs across all industries. However, healthcare CISOs are extending an invitation to cybersecurity workers to become a protector, even a superhero, in securing the most sensitive information in patient care.  Addressing the importance of cybersecurity professions is both a challenge and opportunity for healthcare organizations. This challenge is intensified as healthcare executives compete for qualified talent with other industries such as retail, financial and professional services, which may be perceived as more “exciting” and “challenging” careers.  In short, healthcare cybersecurity can become a “hot ticket” career option for young people. We’ll discuss key strategies for recruiting, addressing immediate shortage needs and long-term branding and cross-department efforts to keep your staff growing into the future.

In this webinar, key discussions include:

  • A look at critical job skills needed for efficacy in the cybersecurity role
  • Identifying, training and developing talent from within
  • The role of automation and outsourcing of repetitive, cumbersome auditing tasks
  • Leveraging communication and management skills to retain your most valuable security personnel
  •  Understanding how branding builds loyalty and elevates the importance of data security within healthcare 


Featured Presenters

Brian-Selfridge1Brian Selfridge

Partner, IT Risk Management

Meditology Services

Brian Selfridge leads Meditology’s IT Risk Management practice and has managed hundreds of HITRUST assessments and certification projects for healthcare organizations across the country. Prior to Meditology, Brian was the CISO of a large integrated healthcare provider in southern New Jersey. He has over 13 years of experience in healthcare security, with a deep understanding of the requirements and constraints for implementing and executing an operational information security program.



Tyrone Jeffress

Director, IT Risk Management

Meditology Services

Tyrone Jeffress, Director, is an experienced consultant who advises his covered entity and business associate clients on cybersecurity, privacy and compliance matters. His expertise includes HIPAA security risk assessments, HITRUST certification, SOC 2 certification, security governance and strategic planning, vendor risk management and cloud security best practices. He is a technical leader in Meditology’s IT Risk Management practice and has led penetration assessments, network vulnerability scans, medical device assessments and firewall configuration reviews.