After Mike Semel’s recent post on embarrassment, career suicide, or jail, it may seem a bit ironic to offer some healthcare security humor. That’s exactly why we think it’s good to share some healthcare security humor. We love irony and we often have to remember that what we do is extremely serious, but we shouldn’t take ourselves too seriously. Plus, humor can often get a point across in a way that is extremely memorable. That’s how I felt when I saw the healthcare security cartoon below:
New study exposes employee negligence, such as human error or accidental loss, as the main cause of data breaches. Here are some actions that companies can set in motion right away: https://t.co/2qMqQ7WJQu pic.twitter.com/WwDMcaxaqj
— SyberSafe (@GoSyberSafe) June 29, 2018
This cartoon reminds me of the hospital CIO who told me “I’m most concerned with the 21,000 security vulnerabilities that existed in my organization. I’m talking about the 21,000 employees.” This is a real problem and one that many people don’t take serious enough in healthcare. It’s not something you can just put as a line item on a budget. It takes shaping the culture of your organization and that’s hard, but essential.