Join us for a very special CyberPHIx podcast. Listen as a panel of elite healthcare leaders share insights on how to build a team of cyber security rock stars. Learn how seasoned CISOs deal with a severe cyber security worker shortage. How does automation fit into their long-term plans?
Panelists: John Abella, IT Security and Enterprise Architecture at Main Line Health, Chuck Goff, Cyber Security Program Manager at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, and Andrew Seward, CISO at Elliot Health Systems
Moderator: Meditology Services Partner Brian Selfridge,
Dealing with a Cyber Security Worker Shortage
Many healthcare organizations must attract cybersecurity talent away from big cities to smaller communities and smaller organizations. Learn how to attract talent with jobs that are intellectually challenging and offer personal growth opportunities.
You can also compete for cyber security workers in a tight labor market by promoting teleworking, allowing for flex time, and providing other quality of life benefits.
Don’t forget to add some humor into the mix!
Role of Automation
There are already too few workers to fill the demand for cyber security positions. Rather than replacing jobs, automation helps reduce repetitive, labor-intensive tasks and frees employees to spend time on the most valuable and impactful projects. The ROI for automation can typically be achieved within a few years.
Implementation of security automation in healthcare organizations can be affected by other organizational priorities, buy-in required from other stakeholder departments, and developing the internal knowledge to best manage the automation tool.
The downside to implementing security automation lies in the long-range timeline expectations in healthcare organizations.
To make the best hiring decisions, it is imperative to understand the key characteristics of successful cyber security personnel. Look for people who offer more than just super-specialized areas of technical expertise. Recruit people with the core job skills of communication, ability to learn new tools, pride in their work, good coaching and teaching skills, passion for the mission, and the ability to have fun in the process.