HEALTHCARE SECURITY FORUM: A HIMSS EVENT
San Francisco, CA - June 11 - 12, 2018
George DeCesare serves as Kaiser Permanente’s SVP, chief technology risk officer and is responsible for leading the Cyber Security, National IT Compliance and Technology Risk Management organizations. In this position he is responsible for maintaining the security and integrity of KP systems, networks and data, ensuring regulatory compliance in the IT space, and managing the broad spectrum of technology risks. George joined Kaiser Permanente in 2015 following a 20+ year career with Dignity Health. While with Dignity Health he held various positions, including in-house counsel, director of IT Compliance and Security, and Information Technology Officer. Most recently he held the position of Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Among his many accomplishments in this role, George designed and implemented Dignity Health’s data security program, which included strategy, framework, policies, procedures, and standards to address business and regulatory needs. George graduated from Northwestern California University with a Juris Doctor degree and holds a long list of professional certifications.
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.