EVENT: HIMSS Healthcare Security Forum, Boston


Monday, December 9 and Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at The Westin Copley Place

Healthcare information security breaches now happen at least once per day, according to HIPAA Journal. That rate isn’t showing signs of slowing down—patient data records now fetch more than credit card accounts on black markets. 

As the industry embeds tech into healthcare workflows and connects more medical devices, gaps in security are putting organizations at greater risk.

Join us at the Healthcare Security Forum to:

  • Discover the emerging threats—and how experts recommend you prepare
  • Learn how to maximize the security of your existing tech investments
  • Attend collaborative breakout sessions on issues relevant to your organization
  • Sneak a peek at the most-recognized healthcare organizations’ information security programs
  • Get up close with and ask questions about the newest tech solutions

Don't miss Meditology's sessions on DAY ONE!

Enterprise Risk Management & Threat Intelligence
Monday, December 9th at 1:45PM | St. George AB
SPEAKERS: Brian Selfridge, Partner at Meditology Services, Anahi Santiago, Chief Information Security Officer at Christiana Care Health System, Denise Anderson, President And Chief Executive Officer at H-ISAC and Omar Khawaja, VP And Chief Information Security Officer at HM Health Solutions

A solid approach to enterprise security risk management (ESRM) signals a mature healthcare security program. It evaluates all security risks confronting an organization, prioritizes and addresses these risks proactively. This enables the organization to optimize its ability to provide safe, efficient, and effective patient care while protecting the assets required to do so.

ESRM goes much deeper than traditional security risk management. It’s also more difficult to execute and requires buy-in across the enterprise (not so easy). Yet despite challenges, it’s key to measuring all risks holistically and making wise strategic decisions – a must as organizations maneuver through an ever-changing and increasingly competitive healthcare landscape.

This session will help attendees:

-  Differentiate ESRM from traditional risk management, and understand it’s role in organizational strategic planning.
-  See how ESRM can lead to a more successful security program.
-  Prepare your organization to adopt ESRM and identify elements for long-term success.
-  Explain how ESRM is the necessary foundation for acting on cyber threat intelligence. 

Additionally, a leading CISO will describe her experience implementing ESRM: the challenges, barriers and benefits.

Endpoint Protection
Monday, December 9th at 2:35PM | St. George AB
SPEAKERS: Brian Selfridge, Partner at Meditology Services, Jason Johnson, President of HIMSS Northern California, Jigar Kadakia, Chief Information Security & Privacy Officer at Partners HealthCare, and Tyler Mullican, Associate Chief Information Security Officer at Adventist Health System

Endpoints are everywhere in healthcare these days: desktops, laptops, workstations, mobile devices. And as your digital ecosystem expands, so will your endpoints. Additionally, as the modern healthcare workforce becomes more mobile and more virtual, it’s essential for these endpoints to interface and functional securely with each other and the network.

In this session, speakers and attendees will discuss cybersecurity hygiene practices essential to securing healthcare’s expanding endpoint perimeter.

Discussion points include:

-  Basic endpoint controls such as antivirus and full-disk encryption
-  Patching
-  Provision endpoint
-  Mobile device management
-  Intrusion prevention and detection
-  Micro-segmentation


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