Surviving the Cybersecurity Cold War: A CIO's Practical Guide for Risk Management

September 8, 2015
11:15am - 12:00pm
General Session

As the CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, John Halamka oversees some 22,000 network connections, 8,000 managed desktops, 2,000 iPads, 4,000 iPhones, 2,000 android devices, two Blackberries and one Windows phone. In all, he spends about 20 percent of his day on risk, compliance and governance – and with good reason. Given the intensity of federal and state oversight, a mature security program is no longer a luxury but a requirement to mitigate technical and reputational risk.

In this session, Halamka discusses risk managment best practices and technology he considers crucial to combatting malware, denial of service attacks and a host of other increasingly sophisticated attempts to steal PHI. These strategies and technologies are critical to identifying threats, managing, blocking and reporting on them, and will help your organization confront and react to threats proactively.

Halamka describes security as a process, not a project. It’s like a Cold War that never ends with new threats every day requiring new countermeasures. If you’re weighing where to invest your security dollars, this session, delivered by one of the industry’s most respected CIOs, will provide valuable insights. 

Speakers

John D. Halamka

Chief Information Officer
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

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