Intermountain Healthcare to launch joint cybersecurity operations center

A group of Utah healthcare organizations are banding together to form a joint cybersecurity center in response to the growing threat of security incidents facing the healthcare industry.

Marc Probst, CIO of Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare, announced the collaboration at the World Health Care Congress in Washington, D.C., held April 10 through 13, reports MedCity News.

Mr. Probst did not mention who the joining partners were, saying only, "They're all names you've heard of," according to the report.

However, Mr. Probst said the security center will be housed at the University of Utah, according to the report.

The center will be based on a security operations center Intermountain Healthcare built a couple years ago. A team staffing the center detects, analyzes, reports and responds to cybersecurity incidents. Following its success, nearby organizations reached out wanting to collaborate, according to the report.

"The old strategies just aren't going to work," Mr. Probst said, according to the report. "You've got to have good processes in place, and a lot of this means you have to have good humans in place."

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