HEALTHCARE SECURITY FORUM: A HIMSS EVENT
Boston, MA - September 11 - 13, 2017
Tom Sullivan writes the Innovation Pulse column for Healthcare IT News, and drives coverage of the HIT, people, policies and technologies underpinning the next generation of healthcare in America, from large health networks all the way down to solo practitioners and, of course, the most important aspect: patients.
Prior to HIMSS Media, Tom was News Editor of IDG's InfoWorld, directing a dozen reporters' coverage for the weekly print publication and daily website. He is a Neal finalist and multiple ASBPE award-winner whose work has appeared on CNN, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Healthcare IT News, Healthcare Finance News, and a range of technology publications, including Computerworld and PCWorld.
The threat landscape is changing and hackers have become much more dangerous and disruptive to healthcare. New and emerging attacks are more impactful because they interrupt services and communications. They can cripple an organization by taking down its infrastructure and internet connections, and, most alarmingly, this poses a major risk to patient care.
In this opening state-of-the-industry discussion, our panel of seasoned healthcare security veterans survey the threat landscape and explain what they are doing to counter hackers. They’ll also discuss their top initiatives for the coming year.
In this highly interactive session, our panelists will first discuss their worse security nightmares and what they are doing to keep them from becoming reality. Whether it’s responding to ransomware, prioritizing IoT threats, ferreting out malicious insiders before they do harm, or dealing with myriad other threats, our speakers will give attendees actionable in-the-trenches information on how to mitigate some of today’s scariest scenarios.
We’ll then turn the session over to attendees. This is your chance to ask questions specific to your organization or broader industry questions you’d like the panel and other attendees to address.
In this session, Healthcare IT News Editor-in-Chief Tom Sullivan sits down with Darren Lacey, CISO of Johns Hopkins University and Johns Hopkins Medicine, and discusses Lacey’s top 3 priorities for the coming year, which are: Pentesting, end-point security, and vendor management.
Lacey will share what he’s doing in these three key areas and what’s producing the best results.