The co-chairs of Congress' Cyberspace Solarium Commission request an "urgent briefing" with Biden administration officials to discuss the state of cybersecurity in the healthcare and public health sector and call for actions to address rising cyberthreats.
Beyond advising the seniormost levels of the business in the strategic use of technology, the need to recruit new cybersecurity professionals often also tops the list of tasks facing today's security leaders, says Rob Hornbuckle, CISO of Allegiant Air.
Humana Business Information Security Officer Ankit Patel says the doctors, physician assistants and leaders that he deals with on a daily basis are laser-focused on providing care to patients and consider technology and security only as it relates to providing patient care.
CTO Daniele Catteddu of the Cloud Security Alliance sees significant gaps in how the cybersecurity industry delivers education and training. For example, he says, while organizations are demanding Zero Trust services and guidance on implementation, the industry's offerings do not meet that demand.
The overlying problem in cybersecurity is scale and the complexity that comes from that scale, says Philip Reitinger, president and CEO of the Global Cyber Alliance. He says we need to simplify how we defend ourselves and "give individuals and companies products that meet them where they are."
Crum & Forster CISO Chris Holden says it's critical to see cybersecurity as a business enabler rather than a business inhibitor. He is taking on the perception that security is the "Department of No" and works hard to change the culture at his company.
As information technology - aka IT - and operational technology - aka OT - continue to converge, organizations must stay ahead of new security challenges and threats, says Mex Martinot, vice president and global head of industrial cybersecurity at Siemens Energy.
Jeremy Grant says many areas in cybersecurity are fragmented, but Grant Schneider adds, "We don't want everyone developing collaboratively because the competition drives a lot of innovation in this space." The two discuss striking the right balance between industry fragmentation and collaboration.
Microsoft Azure Chief Security and Risk Officer Edna Conway says the industry is getting better at sharing information, but adds, "We don't have the protections that we need." She envisions a new model for information sharing that will be better suited for use in the next 10 years.
Former Rockwell Automation CISO Dawn Cappelli discusses the mission of the new Dragos OT-CERT - a cybersecurity resource designed to help industrial asset owners and operators build their OT cybersecurity programs, improve their security postures and reduce OT risk - and her role as its director.
While ransomware, third-party risk, phishing scams and insiders continue as the top threats facing healthcare and public health entities, the sector overall is becoming better prepared to deal with these issues than it was just a few years ago, says Denise Anderson, president and CEO of H-ISAC.
One of the most important recent developments by CISA has been the creation of the Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative, which is focused on operational private-public collaboration, says Kiersten Todt, CISA chief of staff.
The Cyber Threat Alliance just celebrated its fifth birthday, and President and CEO J. Michael Daniel says the membership and information sharing both are growing at an impressive pace. He discusses the surge in ransomware and how organizations should respond.
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