Tuesday, Apr 23, 2024 | 12:00 AM ET

Live at ViVE: How to Safeguard Your Healthcare Organization from Cyber Threats

Cyberattacks are not just about data; they can disrupt critical healthcare services.

In this episode, Steve Cagle, CEO of Clearwater, delves into the transformative impact of digital technology on healthcare delivery and highlights how technology improves operational efficiency, patient experience, and access to care in remote locations. With these advancements come cybersecurity challenges, with an alarming rise in cyberattacks targeting sensitive patient data, which is why he stresses the critical importance of prioritizing data security and patient safety, emphasizing that cybersecurity is not only about protecting data but also safeguarding lives. Steve also discusses Clearwater's approach to assisting healthcare organizations, including risk analysis, establishing a cybersecurity culture, and implementing scalable security programs aligned with industry standards. Moreover, he touches on recent developments in healthcare cybersecurity, such as the Department of Health and Human Services' efforts to address cybersecurity concerns, and shares Clearwater's commitment to supporting smaller healthcare providers by offering comprehensive cybersecurity services through its Clear Advantage Program.

Tune in and learn how to protect your organization and patients from cyber threats, while staying on top of your game!

About Steve Cagle:

Steve Cagle is CEO and a board member of Clearwater, a leading cybersecurity and compliance partner to organizations across the healthcare ecosystem. He assumed the CEO position at Clearwater in May 2018, bringing extensive experience leading, innovating, and scaling healthcare and technology businesses, including having guided a number of companies through critical transformation periods. 

Formerly, Mr. Cagle was president and CEO of Moberg Pharma North America, a subsidiary of Moberg Pharma AB (OMX:MOB), a publicly traded Swedish pharmaceutical company. Prior to its acquisition by Moberg AB, Mr. Cagle was president and CEO of Alterna LLC, a consumer healthcare products company. 

Prior to joining Alterna, Mr. Cagle was a principal and executive team member of Sparta Systems, Inc., a software company that provides enterprise quality and compliance management software to pharmaceutical and medical device companies. During his nine-year tenure with the company, he served in numerous leadership positions, including marketing, sales, operations, and product innovation, and was responsible for sales and marketing programs, which contributed to Sparta’s leadership position in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries and to its 100-fold sales growth. 

Mr. Cagle serves as the executive chairman of CMP Pharma where he has guided its transformation to an institutionally owned specialty pharmaceutical company. He also serves on the board of the Association of Executives in Healthcare Information Security, one of the leading organizations advancing cybersecurity best practices across the industry. Mr. Cagle holds a Master of Business Administration from New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business and a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Rutgers Business School in New Brunswick, N.J.

Things You’ll Learn:

  • Cyberattacks are not just about data; they can disrupt critical healthcare services.
  • Establishing a culture of cybersecurity is essential, with boards and executives being accountable.
  • The healthcare ecosystem requires a shared responsibility for cybersecurity.
  • Continuous risk analysis is essential to ensure organizations remain secure amid evolving threats.
  • Federal initiatives, like the HHS cybersecurity strategy, indicate an increased focus on healthcare cybersecurity.



Steve CagleCEO, Clearwater

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