Company’s Specialized Expertise Results in New and Expanded Business Opportunities
Mission Viejo, CA December 18, 2017 — CynergisTek, Inc. (NYSE AMERICAN: CTEK), a leader in healthcare cybersecurity and information management, today announced that several new and existing healthcare clients have contracted with the Company for its new Professional Services offering. A few of the existing customers include The Metro Health, Hill Physicians Medical Group, Citrus Valley Health Partners and Methodist Hospital of Southern California. CynergisTek’s Professional Services offering places security and privacy resources in healthcare organizations for short and long-term remediation, program development and technology implementation projects, as well as includes the company’s Virtual CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) and Virtual Privacy Officer programs. CynergisTek expects to see continued demand for professional services as cybersecurity resources continue to be difficult for healthcare to recruit.
CynergisTek attributes demand for its Professional Services to the critical need by healthcare organizations for skilled cybersecurity and privacy talent with the necessary experience to secure the environment from internal threats and cyberattacks. Turning to CynergisTek, healthcare organizations can receive the help they need by gaining access to professionals who are seasoned in leading and executing security and privacy operations at healthcare systems across the U.S.
“Good talent is hard to come by in any industry, and the shortage of security professionals in healthcare is exacerbated by the constant introduction of new and increasingly sophisticated technology,” said David Finn, EVP of Strategic Innovation at CynergisTek. “This environment necessitates the need for individuals that understand, not only the new technology, but the nuances of healthcare and our Professional Services offering provides that in a manner that is very efficient for resource-strapped organizations.”
The service alleviates the effort by healthcare organizations to source and employ skilled talent for projects that are high priority. CynergisTek allows organizations to choose between on-site or virtual security and privacy experts based on their specific needs.
“We continue to see tremendous demand from our customers for experienced resources to perform short and long-term security projects as well as to drive the strategic direction of their cybersecurity programs,” said Mac McMillan, CEO of CynergisTek. “With the current shortage of cybersecurity professionals expected to increase to nearly 3.5 million positions by 2021, according to Cybersecurity Ventures, the challenge of finding the talent is going to get more difficult for healthcare. Having a strategic partner who can help them source this need, when they need it, for as long as they need it, will not only aid them operationally but more importantly assist in managing costs.”
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 the 2017 Best in KLAS award for Cyber Security Advisory Services.
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