Endpoint Security , Internet of Things Security , Leadership & Executive Communication

Educating Hospital Board Members on Cybersecurity

CISO Alain de Maght on Developing 'Common Understanding'
Alain de Maght, CISO and DPO, Hôpitaux Iris Sud

Hospital CISOs need to make board members more aware of why cybersecurity should be an essential element of enterprise IT governance - especially as the use of internet-connected medical devices continues to grow, says Alain de Maght of Hôpitaux Iris Sud, a group of public hospitals in Brussels, Belgium.

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“Awareness is like cybersecurity itself - a journey … because the board is not necessarily a permanent group of people,” he says. He stresses the need to create a "common understanding and common ground” on cybersecurity throughout the organization.

In a video interview with Information Security Media Group, De Maght discusses:

  • How cybersecurity and the role of the CISO are evolving in the healthcare industry;
  • How the pandemic, remote working and high-profile ransomware and supply chain attacks are affecting cybersecurity strategies;
  • How CISOs can deliver a consistent message to the board.

De Maght is CISO and data protection officer at Hôpitaux Iris Sud (South Iris Hospitals), a group of public hospitals in Brussels, Belgium. He has more than 25 years of experience in information technology, management, strategy and governance.

About the Author

Anna Delaney

Anna Delaney

Director, ISMG Productions

An experienced broadcast journalist, Delaney conducts interviews with senior cybersecurity leaders around the world. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the website for The European Information Security Summit, or TEISS. Earlier, she worked at Levant TV and Resonance FM and served as a researcher at the BBC and ITV in their documentary and factual TV departments.

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