With the threat landscape rapidly evolving, leaders have to be “really innovative and creative” about how to protect data, said our panelists during a recent webinar. Increasingly, that means looking at outside resources to fill technology and talent needs.
Having served in provider roles, as a consultant, and now as a vendor executive, Drex DeFord, Executive Healthcare Strategist with CrowdStrike, has just about seen it all. As such, it’s not surprising he’s picked up some best practices along the way. Among them are how important governance is to ensure the IT department is working on the right things, how to handle reduced budgets, and the benefits of allowing everyone on the team to work at the top of their license. In this Partner Perspective interview with healthsystemCIO Founder and Editor-in-Chief Anthony Guerra, DeFord offers some keys to handling these issues and many others.
Cybersecurity leaders can leverage threat intelligence to better understand adversaries, learn from attacks, and take actions to mitigate risks. But it needs to be part of a larger strategy that includes taking care of basics and partnering with others, according to Teresa Tonthat and Chris Paravate.
With many organizations still operating in remote or hybrid environments, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to facilitate collaboration and ensure teams stay connected to the overall mission, said our panelists. “We want to develop that rapport that you can’t get remotely.”
Creating a culture in which individuals feel empowered to raise their hands – and leaders are willing to admit when a strategy isn’t working – is one of the keys to successful adaptive risk management, according to our panelists.
The most effective way to measure your organization’s ransomware readiness isn’t by passing the red team test, but rather, by failing it, said CISOs Dan Bowden and Erik Decker during a recent panel discussion.