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5 minutes with Joey Johnson – Safeguarding sensitive healthcare data from cybercriminals


Healthcare data is incredibly valuable, as it contains extremely sensitive information ranging from social security numbers to private medical records. Unfortunately, hackers know this and are targeting the industry, with a recent study finding that healthcare data breaches are at an all-time high, affecting over 26 million people in 2020, an increase of 55% from the previous year.

The reality is that security systems in the healthcare industry are immature and unable to protect valuable patient data. So what does the sector need to do to keep up with rising cybersecurity threats?

To help share more insight, Security spoke to Joey Johnson, Chief Information Security Officer of Premise Health, a direct healthcare provider, who has led the charge in data protection for the organization and the over 2,200 companies it supports.

Security : What is your background, current role and responsibilities?

Johnson: I have over 20 years of experience in IT and started my career building IT networks for Reagan National Airport and Dulles International Airport after getting my degree in network engineering. From there, I pivoted to a career in cybersecurity and healthcare.

Presently, I am the Chief Information Security Officer at Premise Health and have been serving in this […]

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