Profiles in Leadership: Richard Harrison, healthAlliance, New ZealandComments on Achieving Visibility, Security by Design
As the CISO at the healthAlliance in New Zealand, Richard Harrison is focused on visibility and security-by-design from initiation through the design-build-operate process, to achieve excellence in security operations. healthAlliance is New Zealand’s largest shared services organization for the health sector.
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Trying to keep abreast of the threat landscape to ensure that the organization's program is aligned with emerging threats and that we understand the risks to the business is the number one priority, he says.
In a video interview with Information Security Media Group as part of CyberEdBoard's ongoing profiles in leadership series, Harrison discusses:
- The importance of visibility and security-by-design;
- Key career milestones and learnings;
- Tackling contemporary challenges in cybersecurity.
Harrison is CISO at healthAlliance. He is an award-winning global cybersecurity leader who understands the need for security risks to be balanced against the objectives of the business and demands of users. This includes, in a healthcare setting, the need for patient safety and outcomes to be a priority.