Sheraton Boston Hotel
September 11-13, 2017 | Boston, 2018 x2, MA

The Door’s Locked but the Key’s Under the Mat – Or, What Executives Get Wrong About Cybersecurity

September 11, 2017
12:15pm - 12:45pm
Grand Ballroom

Many vulnerabilities that exist in organizations come from ingrained corporate cultures – cultures that value personal safety in the workplace (“Hold the railing when walking downstairs”), but that don’t apply the same concern to cybersecurity. Think of it this way: If you put a stronger lock on the door, but still leave the key under the mat, have you really made things more safe? In healthcare, as in other industries, when it comes to cybersecurity, we’re building stronger doors, but leaving keys all over the place.

In this session, Professor Madnick discuss the current state of cybersecurity in healthcare and other industries, and explains that to improve risk management, organizations must implement  a cultural shift, emphasizing a top-down approach that addresses management, organizational behavior, and strategy.



John Norris Maguire Professor of Information Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

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