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CIOs, CISOs share advice on selling cybersecurity to the C-suite

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When UC Irvine Health CIO Chuck Podesta needed a bigger security budget he walked the hospital’s chief executive through a typical data breach or loss scenario. The last bullet point: CEO apologizes to the public.

“He looked me right in the eye,” Podesta explained, “and said ‘I never want that to happen.’”

Podesta fired back: “Then it’s going to cost $5 million.”

The tactic was effective as part of a broader strategy to convince the board to fund more information security investments.

Many if not most hospitals are grappling with the same challenge of getting the resources they need to secure patient data and, according to Symantec Health Information Technology Officer David Finn, rather than caring about cybersecurity, boards and the executives are all-too-frequently detached from it.

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