A key element in understanding the sanctions risks associated with ransomware payments is in understanding the threat actors and how they operate, says Mitch Parker, CISO at Indiana University Health.
Contrary to the old adage, words can hurt. In fact, they can make people feel defensive and even fearful, says Mitch Parker, who breaks down common responses and provides guidance on how leaders can react in a positive way.
As healthcare organizations deal with an influx of patients, the top priority for information security leaders to “minimize the effects of anything else” so that clinicians can focus on patient care, according to our expert panelists.
Protecting data is about more than just implementing the right tool, says Mitch Parker. It’s about setting the right expectations for deliverables, being realistic about what security solutions can (and can’t) do, and avoiding mimicry.
If health IT and security leaders aren’t willing to take an honest look at why cybersecurity attacks work, we’re never going to be able to prevent them, says Mitch Parker, who examines the growing problem in this two-part series.