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In this episode of The Two Minute Drill, Drex discusses the evolving landscape of cybersecurity, referencing a Wall Street Journal article advocating for increased automation in cyber defenses. The conversation touches on the balance between technology and human oversight, the shifting roles within IT departments, particularly in healthcare, and the recent AT&T data leak. With insights into the role of CISOs and the ongoing challenge of securing sensitive information, this episode offers a nuanced view of technology's impact on security and leadership in the digital age.

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  Hey everyone, I'm Drex, and this is The Two Minute Drill, brought to you exclusively by our partner Order, the connected asset visibility and security company. Check out their latest product, Order AI Chasm, in the AWS store. We do at least three hot stories, at least two times a week, all part of one great community.

The 229 Cyber and Risk Community here at This Week Health. Thanks for being with me today. Here's some stuff you might want to know about. There's a story in the Wall Street Journal titled, It's Time to Hand Cybersecurity Over to the Computers. Certainly an attention grabbing headline. And the authors are Larry Ellison from Oracle and Seema Verna, formerly of CMS, now also at Oracle.

And I'm sure the headline is built to drive clicks. And while I agree there's a lot of great cyber tools today with a lot of automations and AI and machine learning, uh, I'm 100 percent on board with cyber leaders reviewing and implementing those capabilities where it's appropriate, like to reduce the risk of manual errors.

But I'll tell you I'm 0 percent on board with handing the whole thing, the whole cyber effort over to the computers. I'm also not ready to take a cross country flight without pilots up front. Maybe that day's coming, But I don't think it's today. Speaking of click baitable headlines, there's one in CSO Magazine titled, The Death of the CIO.

The article makes an interesting case of the new world information services order, including things like Cloud and SAS and Shadow IT, and how there's a trend towards CISOs winding up in charge because Maybe they're just better at wrangling and managing and securing this new world order. I'll tell you that I do see trends in healthcare where CISOs are taking over the CTO role, and I've recently seen a CISO move into the CIO job.

I don't know if all of this will wind up being as exciting as an episode of MTV's Celebrity Deathmatch. The most important thing should continue to remain our focus on finding the best person for the job, and doing the very best job for our patients and families. Finally at and t is investigating a leak exposing data from 73 million customers on the dark web.

It's an intriguing story for a lot of reasons. First of all, it turns out the data's a little older. 2021, maybe 2019. Second of all, at and t. Doesn't understand at all how it got onto dark web data sites, and they don't know where the data came from. And third, they didn't know anything about it at all until a cybersecurity analyst came to them and showed them the data for sale ad on the dark web.

So You know, if you were looking for one more credit monitoring letter to add to the stack of credit monitoring letters we all have, just watch your mailbox. I post all these stories at thisweekhealth. com slash news, and the site is a great place to start your day. Grab a cup of tea and read all of the latest crowdsourced headlines.

Cup of tea or. Cup of coffee for me, I'm from Seattle, but tea's better for you, from what I'm told. Thanks again to our partner, ORDR, the exclusive sponsor of the Two Minute Drill. Find all the good stuff they're doing at thisweekhealth. com slash ORDR. That's O R D R, thisweekhealth. com slash ORDR. And that's it for the Two Minute Drill.

Thanks for listening. Stay a little paranoid. I'll see you around campus.

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