Why diverse cybersecurity teams are better at understanding threats, patient needs

Employing a diverse range of information security pros can help hospitals to more effectively relate to the enemies trying to attack them.

Hiring a diverse range of infosec employees benefits hospitals in ways not often discussed. In addition to employment equality, for instance, cybersecurity teams comprised of people with varying backgrounds is one key to both fighting enemies and taking care of patients.
“In cybersecurity, I always take the view that our adversaries don’t fit into one demographic, therefore, why should we?” asked Mischel Kwon, CEO of MKACyber, a managed security operations services firm, and former deputy CISO for the U.S. Department of Justice. She also founded the Cyber Diversity Foundation to support diversity and inclusion in the field of cybersecurity.

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