FBI data privacy and security secrets revealed and what healthcare leaders can learn

Eric O’Neill

Former FBI Specialist and Cybersecurity Expert

FBI data privacy and security secrets revealed and what healthcare leaders can learn

2 February 2022 | 3min

Quick Takes

  • Healthcare takes cybersecurity very seriously, but healthcare is still behind the curve and has a lot of work to do to become better in cybersecurity.

  • In this post-COVID world, building new global cybersecurity infrastructure in the healthcare industry must start by building a framework that relies on the number one technique in cybersecurity today — zero trust.

  • Ransomware cyberattacks are the most common form in the healthcare industry.

Data privacy and security are at the forefront of many businesses’ minds, especially as we step into this new digital era. Healthcare takes cybersecurity very seriously, however, due to the nature and sensitivity of the data, data protection in healthcare needs to be of utmost importance to healthcare organizations.

We had the privilege of meeting with former FBI operative and Data Privacy expert, Eric O’Neill to discuss the ins and outs of his career tracking down cyber spies and data criminals. In his recently published book entitled “Gray Day: My Undercover Mission to Expose America’s First Cyber Spy” Eric shares the story of how he helped take down the FBI’s most notorious FBI mole. 

Listen as Eric shares his thoughts on how to improve data protection in the healthcare industry, the influence of the pandemic and increased working from home on data privacy along with real-life examples of healthcare cyber criminals. 

Watch the full video below or scroll through the menu to pick and choose which questions are most relevant to you. 

  1. How would you describe your career as an FBI cyber security expert?
  2. How do you describe modern-day cybercriminals and how do organizations protect themselves from them?
  3. Why is data privacy and cybersecurity in healthcare so critical?
  4. How are ‘spies’, as you name them, a risk for the healthcare industry?
  5. How would you explain an increase in cyber attacks since the pandemic?
  6. What is the risk of improving access to data in healthcare?
  7. When is the best time to improve your data security and why?
  8. What could explain the 4 billion $USD of losses due to cybercrime?
  9. What are ransomware attacks and how can healthcare organizations attempt to prevent them?
  10. What is the increased risk to data privacy with the new hybrid way of working?
  11. Can you recommend any concrete action items for healthcare executives to ensure data privacy?
  12. Do you feel that the industry takes cybersecurity seriously enough?

We hope you found this video interesting and remember as Eric O’Neill says “The spy is always in the worst place possible”.

Eric O’Neill is a top cybersecurity expert, former FBI counterterrorism and counterintelligence operative, bestselling author of Gray Day, and the inspiration for the film Breach. Eric is also the founder of The Georgetown Group, a premier investigative and security services firm, and a National Security Strategist for VMware Carbon Black, the leader in next-generation endpoint security.