“It’s no longer a question of if I’m going to be attacked, it’s a question of how many times am I going to be attacked, and what damage is that attack going to actually result in,” explains Richard Staynings – Chief Security Strategist at Cylera, a patient-centric medical device cybersecurity and intelligence company – on this week’s episode of The Segment: A Zero Trust Leadership Podcast.
He shares that today, when organizations are hit by cyberattacks, the losses to the business can be devastating and the ramifications complex:
“It’s not just a question of incurring fines and punitive damages – because your organization was breached and a lot of your protective data is now on the dark net for sale – but it’s also a question of the cost of restitution to those impacted individuals, it’s a question of mass action lawsuits by your customers against your organization, and it’s reputational damage [that’s at risk].”
Particularly in healthcare, a sector that is continually a top target for bad actors, how can organizations minimize the “cost of loss” and plan to operate in spite of rising attacks?
By building resilience.
According to Richard, cyber resilience is about sustaining the attack, knowing that you’re going to have one, and having business continuity and incident response measures in place that are well practiced so that you can continue the business and keep customers satisfied while you clean up and restore operations.
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The Segment episode 11: Richard Staynings, Chief Security Strategist at Cylera
In this episode, Richard and I sat down to discuss how the role of the CISO has changed over the past 30 years, the IT challenges facing modern healthcare organizations, and today’s cybercrime landscape.
Richard is a globally renowned thought leader, author, public speaker, advisor and advocate for improved cybersecurity across the Healthcare and Life Sciences industry.
He has served on various healthcare security working groups over the years and teaches postgraduate cybersecurity and health informatics at the University of Denver. He is also the author of Cyber Thoughts, a leading healthcare cybersecurity blog.
Listen for these top 5 insights from our discussion:
- 02:49: The role of the CISO through the years
- 08:32: Understanding the perpetrators of cybercrime
- 19:00: The medical OT threat landscape
- 29:00: Reducing HIoT risk with Zero Trust
- 39:00: AI and the future of healthcare
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