April 7, 2020: It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means: It’s news day. Today, Drex DeFord joins us to walk through some of the latest stories making headlines. Bill kicks off this episode by reflecting on some of the field reports he has done over the past week. He has spoken to CIOs around the country and has seen some incredible, varied responses to the pandemic. As demand for the show continues to grow, Drex has come on-board to interview CISOs, so that we can get a clearer idea of the progress being made as well as the challenges that lie ahead. Drex shares some of the difficulties in the security space, from email phishing to how the fast-paced development could leave gaps in many organizations. We then talk about furloughs and discuss how several hospitals around the country are dealing with the issue. While it is disconcerting to see hospitals letting so many people go, they are businesses and have to make tough decisions. There is a clear tension between smooth business operations and optimal public benefit, which will continue to unfold as the crisis progresses. Finally, Drex and Bill talk about field hospitals. As a veteran, Drex has extensive knowledge of the subject and provides some excellent insights from how they are set up for sharing information and more. Bill and Drex also touch on the positive long-term changes they hope the crisis will bring. We need to use this as an opportunity to rethink so much of what we’re doing and hopefully change for the better. Be sure to tune in today!
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