Through consultation across the health sector, HISA gathers current information on the most wide-ranging topics and the communities of practice are just one way we can harness the specific interests of members.

Cybersecurity is high on the list and recently we released the findings from our 2017 survey. The second survey is now open for your input. We want to understand what has changed, what has improved and what is yet to be done to safeguard health information.

The 2018 cybersecurity survey will close 15 October so please take the time to complete it and ensure we are creating valuable intelligence for the whole digital health community.

In a recent interview with Chuck Brooks, Adjunct Fellow at Georgetown University, he provided the following advice to security leaders: cybersecurity is a team sport and everyone needs to be involved. It starts with basic cyber-hygiene and defining the threats for employees. It needs to be systematic and repeatedly offered with reminders and encouragement. (31 August 2018, Cyber Startup Observatory – interview with Chuck Brooks)