A recent spate of crippling ransomware attacks against healthcare organizations signals that these assaults remain a major threat. Healthcare leaders should focus their efforts by moving beyond a prevention strategy and focusing on developing a proactive preparedness plan.
Executive Healthcare Strategist at CrowdStrike
Drex DeFord is executive healthcare strategist at CrowdStrike. Drex spent 20 years in the U.S. Air Force, including serving as chief technology officer for Air Force Health’s worldwide operations. After retiring from the military, he served as chief information officer at Scripps Health in San Diego, Seattle Children’s Hospital and Steward Healthcare. He is also Past Chair of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) and served on the board of directors at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS).