HIMSS23: CISA’s Deputy Director on Why Everyone Has a Role to Play in Healthcare Cybersecurity
It’s becoming easier than ever for malicious actors to launch cyberattacks, and healthcare organizations are no longer considered off limits as targets. However, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has resources to help healthcare organizations strengthen their security posture, no matter their size. CISA Deputy Director Nitin Natarajan shares cybersecurity best practices, explains the importance of zero trust and highlights how organizations can partner with the agency on cybersecurity.
Nitin Natarajan, Deputy Director, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
- The responsibility of cybersecurity has been placed on healthcare CISOs and CIOs, but that needs to change. In a healthcare organization, cybersecurity should be everybody’s responsibility.
- While risk identification and mitigation are important, CEOs and boards must understand their organizations’ cybersecurity vulnerabilities to form informed risk acceptance.
- Healthcare organizations can contact the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to undergo a cybersecurity assessment or receive incident response assistance.