Holistic Cyber Safety in Healthcare
By Jothi Dugar, CISO, National Institutes of Health, Center for Information Technology (CIT
Often, in a healthcare setting, band-aid fixes are used for patients giving them a false sense of security in their overall health. For example, when a patient comes with a headache, a prescription for a medication is prescribed without first conducting a deep-down analysis of why the patient is getting recurring headaches. The effects of the “solution” are often worse than the original symptoms, which then prompts additional antidotes. At some point, reducing the superficial symptoms without fixing the root cause just makes the issue even worse.
Jothi Dugar: NIH’s Optimize Program Looks at People as Asset in Campaign Against Cyber Threats
Jothi Dugar, chief information security officer of the National Institutes of Health’s Center for Information Technology, said the NIH’s Optimize IT Security program reflects the “people-centric approach” the agency is taking to address cybersecurity concerns, Federal News Network reported Wednesday.
STEM Workforce Diversity
Featured in the STEM Workforce Diversity magazine (pages 40-41).
Workforce Well-being in the World of Cyber
In the previous article, I mentioned the real and pervasive epidemic our nation is experiencing with burnout in multiple industries, to include healthcare and cyber. We looked at the common reasons for the burnout and found that they were remarkably similar.
Burnout Of Cyber Security Professionals And Your Health
Exhaustion, Cynicism And Perceived Inefficacy From Long-Term Job Stress Are Leading Symptoms. After a recent personal health struggle after my third baby, and my journey to wellness, I began to explore the reasons why a significant amount of medical professionals/clinicians seem exhausted, burnt out, and overwhelmed.
Holistic Enterprise Cyber Safety
Was selected as the best Cybersecurity article of the day by Google for December 12, 2019
Your Body, Your Mind, Your Power Within to Defeat The Odds
I sat on my bed wondering why I was in so much pain, unable to move, and could not even function mentally or physically. I had just went through my third C-section for our third baby.
An NIH CISO Offers a Unique Perspective on Healthcare Cybersecurity
Jothi Dugar has heard for years that as a woman, she would face an uphill climb in becoming a C-suite information technology executive.
The Art of the Feminine in a Masculine World of Cybersecurity
What is the psychology of cybersecurity, and the role that the Feminine (aka Women) play in it? Why is this important to understand? What does psychology have to do with cybersecurity you may wonder, and what do we mean by the Feminine? Cybersecurity is often miscategorized as predominantly a technical field, one that is extremely male-dominated with only 11% of females in the field in 2018.
Partnerships in Focus for Cybersecurity Efforts at Health Agencies
As the federal government navigates an evolving cyber-threat landscape, health agency officials are increasing their attention toward expanding workforce recruitment, training and retention efforts to better safeguard personal health information.