Cybersecurity Confidence and Cybersecurity Maturity

Posted on November 21, 2018 I Written By

John Lynn is the Founder of the HealthcareScene.com blog network which currently consists of 10 blogs containing over 8000 articles with John having written over 4000 of the articles himself. These EMR and Healthcare IT related articles have been viewed over 16 million times. John also manages Healthcare IT Central and Healthcare IT Today, the leading career Health IT job board and blog. John is co-founder of InfluentialNetworks.com and Physia.com. John is highly involved in social media, and in addition to his blogs can also be found on Twitter: @techguy and @ehrandhit and LinkedIn.

Cybersecurity is the number one topic on most healthcare CIOs minds. It’s the number one thing that keeps them up at night. No doubt, it’s become one of the most challenging parts of their job.

These facts were illustrated really well in this chart that CIO, David Chou, shared on CIOs self reported confidence in IT security.

There’s been a drop in security trust in almost every industry, but the drop in healthcare’s trust in IT security is dramatic. As David Chou mentions, it’s likely due to all the incidents of ransomware and malware that have been all over healthcare.

What then can an organization do to improve this situation? What’s the right approach to be able to improve your confidence in your IT security?

David Chou also offered a great response to these questions in this cybersecurity maturity chart and the key to successfully implementing what’s in this chart:


There’s little doubt that effective cybersecurity takes the entire organization being on board. It can’t just be the job of the CIO or CEO or CISO. If that’s the case, it will fail and a breach will occur.

Looking at this chart, how is your organization doing on cybersecurity? How mature are your efforts? Is there room to improve?