Boston, 2018 x2, MA
Oct. 15-16, 2018

Clamping Down on Your Weakest Link

October 15, 2018
2:20pm - 3:00pm
St. George A/B

If you are worried about insider threats, you should be.The Ponemon Institute reported this year that insider threats now account for 87% of all cyber incidents: 64% from privileged user negligence, 23% perpetrated by malicious insiders.

In other words, education at many organizations has failed – as have perimeter defenses, rendered ineffective against increasing sophisticated attacks.

In this session, a leading healthcare attorney draws on security research to show that to reduce insider threats, rather than rely on technology, healthcare organizations must change their mindset and focus more on people and process – and view employees as threat vectors and not innocent victims of cybercrime.

Attorney Barry Herrin discuss six “Big Decisions” organizations must make to mitigate this weakest link. These include:

  • Cutting the cord to social networking and personal email accounts.
  • Treating access as a privilege, not a right.
  • Deciding when to shift from education to punishment.

Barry will then moderate a group discussion with a healthcare risk-management leader and share best practices to help attendees shore up and button down their approach to mitigating insider threats.


Jane Harper

Director Privacy & Security Risk Management
Henry Ford Health System

Chad Wilson

Director, IT Security
Children's National Medical Center

Barry Herrin

Herrin Health Law

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