Session ID: 
149

Presenting the Case for Cybersecurity Education of Clinicians

1:00pm - 2:00pm Wednesday, February 13
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center
W311A

Description

With care-interrupting cyberattacks impacting increasingly interconnected health delivery systems, a new approach to cybersecurity is needed that fosters partnership and collaboration between technical and non-technical security roles, including clinical cybersecurity leaders. All need to understand how daily decisions impact an organization’s security exposure, starting with the need to include cybersecurity during purchasing and replacement planning, considering security in the context of clinical workflows, and the need for technical/clinical tradeoff decisions in response to a cyber-incident. Further, as patients may have questions about their device’s cyber risks, clinicians need to understand impact on patients’ trust and treatment decisions and be able to provide advice. This session will explore how organizations can improve cybersecurity through a partnership between security-educated clinicians and security professionals that balances needs for health, safety AND security.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Discuss the complexities of today’s cybersecurity challenges and how they impact healthcare organizations on many levels
  • Define the cybersecurity responsibilities, and consequently educational needs, of non-technical stakeholders
  • Analyze clinicians’ role in today’s cybersecurity environment, ranging from patient care decisions to incident response

Speaker(s): 

Distinguished Technical Architect,
Symantec Corporation
Clinical Assistant Professor,
UT Southwestern Medical Center

Audience: 

CIO, CTO
CMIO/CMIO
CNIO/CNO

Level: 

Introductory