The Friday Five – Wrap of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
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Throughout the month of October the National Cyber Security Alliance, in partnership with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), celebrated Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2020 and encouraged all users to own their role in protecting connected devices. Each week there was a specific theme to learn more about being Cyber Smart and Answers Media engaged our health IT community in cybersecurity awareness as we are all trying to meet the new challenges of working from home and through the pandemic. This week’s Friday Five recaps all of the information and advice offered by our experts.
Week 1: If You Connect It, Protect It.
For week one we engaged Chase Higbee, Lead IT Strategist Atlantic.Net, to share insights on the theme, If You Connect IT, Protect It.
Additionally we asked our experts: What can you tell medical practices to help them reduce their risk when using internet connected devices? Hear from Sheba Vine, JD, CPCO, VP & General Counsel 1st Healthcare Compliance, David Finn, Executive Vice President Strategic Innovation CynergisTek, Gerry Blass, President & CEO ComplyAssistant and more.
— Health IT Answers (@healthitanswers) October 7, 2020
Week 2: Securing Devices at Home and Work
In week two we went to Dan L. Dodson, CEO, Fortified Health Security to pick his brain about the theme, Securing Devices at Home and Work.
— Health IT Answers (@healthitanswers) October 12, 2020
Next we asked our experts: How can organizations help staff working from home in helping and educating them on protecting their internet connected devices from potential vulnerabilities? Matt Fisher, Esq, Christophe Dore, Cybersecurity Manager Capsule Technologies, Bob Dupuis, VP of Enterprise Architecture and Security Arcadia and more chimed in.
— Health IT Answers (@healthitanswers) October 14, 2020
Week 3: Securing Internet-Connected Devices in Healthcare
Lee Barrett, Executive Director and CEO, EHNAC offers some guidance on week three’s theme, Securing Internet-Connected Devices in Healthcare.
For week three we asked our experts: What advice can you give hospitals and care facilities using telemedicine devices how to reduce their risk from cyber-attacks with these internet connected devices? Bin Guan, Chief Product and Innovation Officer Caregility, Heather Mark, PhD, CCEP, Director of Corporate Compliance and Security SphereCommerce, and Shannon Hastings, Chief Technology Officer Rhinogram, share their thoughts.
— Health IT Answers (@healthitanswers) October 21, 2020
Week 4: The Future of Connected Devices
We turned to Anthony Comfort, VP of Product Management, VisiQuate who was happy to speculate on week four’s theme, The Future of Connected Devices.
Additionally in week four Kelvin Coleman, Executive Director National Cyber Security Alliance, Greg Jones, CTO MobileSmith Health, Chris Hickman, Chief Security Officer Keyfactor and a few other experts answered our question: What do you see in the future for healthcare and connected devices?
— Health IT Answers (@healthitanswers) October 28, 2020
Safeguarding Critical Infrastructure: NIST Releases Draft Cybersecurity Guidance, Develops GPS-Free Backup for Timing Systems
Taking another step toward strengthening the nation’s critical infrastructure, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (@NIST) has drafted guidelines for applying its Cybersecurity Framework to critical technologies such as the Global Positioning System (GPS) that use positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) data.