HEALTHCARE SECURITY FORUM: A HIMSS EVENT

Boston, MA
Oct. 15-16, 2018

Barry Herrin

Founder
Herrin Health Law

Barry Herrin is the founder of Herrin Health Law, P.C., a boutique law practice dedicated to the needs of health care providers. Over his 25-plus year legal career, he has regularly represented health care providers in all segments of the industry and advised on a wide variety of regulatory and operational issues, including hospital and health care operations and compliance, medical information privacy and confidentiality, cybersecurity and data breach response, and the formation of provider collaborations for population health and managed care contracting. He is admitted to the bars of the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, and North Carolina. Mr. Herrin is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, a Fellow of the American Health Information Management Association, and a Fellow in the Health Information Management Systems Society. He also holds a certificate in cybersecurity from Georgia Tech.

Barry is an Eagle Scout and volunteers his time to the Boy Scouts of America, in which he serves as a member of the Council Executive Board of the Northeast Georgia Council, and to The United Methodist Church, for which he acts as coordinator of Scouting Ministries throughout the Southeastern Jurisdictional Area. For his community service and good works, he was commissioned as a Kentucky Colonel in 2012. He is retired from the United States Air Force Auxiliary, in which he served as the Chief Judge Advocate for 6 years, at the rank of colonel.

October 15, 2018
2:20pm - 3:00pm
America Ballroom

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.

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