Boston, MA
Sheraton Boston Hotel
Sep. 11-13, 2017

Stuart Madnick

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

Stuart Madnick’s involvement in cybersecurity research goes back to 1979, when he co-authored the book Computer Security. Currently, he heads MIT's Interdisciplinary Consortium for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity ­ aka (IC)3
Dr. Madnick holds a Ph.D. in computer science from MIT and has been an MIT faculty member since 1972. He served as the head of MIT's Information Technologies Group in the Sloan School of Management for more than 20 years. He is the author or co-author of more than 300 books, articles and reports. Besides cybersecurity, his other research interests include Big Data, semantic connectivity, database technology, software project management and the strategic use of information technology.
He has served as a consultant to major corporations and has been the co-founder of five high-tech firms and currently operates the 14th-century Langley Castle Hotel in England.

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.



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