HEALTHCARE SECURITY FORUM: A HIMSS EVENT

San Francisco, CA
June 11-12, 2018

Tom Sullivan

Editor-in-Chief
HIMSS Media

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.

June 11, 2018
9:00am - 9:05am
Grand Ballroom
June 12, 2018
8:45am - 8:50am
Grand Ballroom
June 12, 2018
3:30pm - 3:35pm
Grand Ballroom
June 11, 2018
10:20am - 11:05am
Grand Ballroom

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.

June 11, 2018
4:55pm - 5:00pm
Grand Ballroom
June 12, 2018
9:25am - 10:05am
Grand Ballroom

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, 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.

Then in a takeoff on the Apple in-store tech support, we’ll 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.

June 11, 2018
3:50pm - 4:25pm
Grand Ballroom

In this session, security executives from two leading Bay Area healthcare organizations discuss the keys to creating strong resilient security programs that enable digital transformation and facilitate organizational business goals.

John Muir Health Vice President and CISO Tom August, in addition to his many years leading healthcare security teams, co-authored The CISO Handbook: a Practical Guide to Securing Your Company.  El Camino Hospital CIO Deb Muro has lead large technology implementation projects and, over the past two years, has built El Camino’s security program from the ground up.

Both Tom and Deb strongly support using risk assessments to identify, prioritize, and address vulnerabilities, and they’ll share with attendees best practices for doing just that.

Key takeaways:

  • How a risk-based approach to security eliminates the fear factor, strips away the hype, and maximizes resources and mitigation efforts.
  • Successful approaches on how to talk to senior leadership in a way that generates ongoing support.
  • Best practices for creating resilient security programs that overcome incidences quickly, protect patients and keep the business up and running.

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