Cybersecurity and the Health Care Board


Michael Peregrine and Edward Zacharias authored this bylined article to review a series of recent developments that encourage health care boards to more formally embrace oversight responsibility for cybersecurity and data protection. These developments encompass the greater frequency of data breaches and the resulting increased risk of litigation and regulatory enforcement. Such developments, the authors wrote, “reflect an increasing focus on the board’s cybersecurity role. It is a role that is particularly relevant to the health care sector, with its unique relationship to patient privacy and data security.”