One of the Largest Health Systems in the U.S. Expands Engagement with CynergisTek to Bolster Security and Privacy Programs, Supplement On-Site Security Teams

CynergisTek,
(NYSE AMERICAN: CTEK), a leader in healthcare cybersecurity and
information management, today announced that one of the largest health
systems in the U.S. has selected to expand its agreement with
CynergisTek for Professional
Services. Under the terms of the multi-million dollar contract,
CynergisTek will place additional security resources in the health
system to augment the organization’s existing security team, helping to
overcome the security personnel shortage facing the healthcare industry.

As the global cybersecurity workforce deficit is estimated to reach 1.8
million individuals by 2022, CynergisTek is seeing an increasing demand
for its Professional Services offering, which helps healthcare
organizations overcome this staffing challenge. In this new engagement,
CynergisTek will provide full-time, credentialed and experienced
security professionals to provide onsite and remote support at nearly 30
of the health system’s locations.

The large, multi-site health system turned to CynergisTek as it looked
to design and implement security programs for biomedical and endpoint
devices, such as computers, printers and other network-connected
devices. Specifically, the health system expanded its relationship with
CynergisTek to assist the organization’s efforts to implement the Cisco
Identity Services Engine solution, which streamlines security functions
like threat and vulnerability detection, and other network security
efforts. CynergisTek will also conduct business associate security
reviews to enhance the organization’s overall privacy program.

“We continue to see healthcare organizations of all sizes struggle to
recruit and retain talented cybersecurity professionals, which are
critical for addressing the evolving threat landscape,” said Mac
McMillan, CEO and President, CynergisTek. “This new expanded engagement,
which is the largest in CynergisTek history, is a testament to a
successful prior relationship with this health system. It also
demonstrates the growing demand for security experts to help manage
comprehensive security initiatives that address all potential threats
and vulnerabilities, including those associated with network-connected
devices.”

CynergisTek’s Professional Services offering provides organizations with
qualified staff and expertise for short and long-term staffing, program
remediation, program
development and technology implementation projects, and also
includes the Virtual
CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) and Virtual Privacy
Officer programs. As the worldwide demand for cybersecurity
professionals continues to outpace the growth of the talent pool,
healthcare entities working with CynergisTek can access support from
experts with extensive experience operating security and privacy
programs at healthcare organizations nationwide to supplement existing
resources in a customizable, cost-effective manner.

To learn more about CynergisTek’s Professional Services offering, visit https://cynergistek.com/professional-services/.

About CynergisTek Inc.

CynergisTek is a top-ranked cybersecurity and information management
consulting firm dedicated to serving the healthcare industry.
CynergisTek offers specialized services and solutions to help
organizations achieve privacy, security, compliance, and document output
management goals. Since 2004, the company has served as a partner to
hundreds of healthcare organizations and is dedicated to supporting and
educating the industry by contributing to relevant industry
associations. The company has been named in numerous research reports as
one of the top firms that provider organizations turn to for privacy and
security and won 2017 Best in KLAS award for Cyber Security Advisory
Services.

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