The present-day, always-online healthcare environment requires an all-hands approach to cybersecurity: a data safety culture which permeates the entire organization and its operations. A new issue of Quick Safety — “Organization-wide cybersecurity: Creating a culture of defense” — examines this challenge.
Cybersecurity can no longer be viewed as only the province of the IT department but must be the responsibility of all staff who have access to digital information, electronic health records, and internet and network resources.
Just one person can jeopardize an entire organization’s security efforts if they fall prey to common phishing strategies. Prevention requires a top-down organizational approach that employs all staff in continual awareness and preparedness, a concept sometimes called the “human firewall.”