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

Esmond Kane

Deputy Chief Information Security Officer
Partners Healthcare Information Security and Privacy Office


Esmond Kane is the deputy chief information security officer in the Partners Healthcare Information Security and Privacy Office. In this role, Esmond is responsible for the operational component of the "Lighthouse" program, a radical transformation in Partners approach to security and privacy risk management. Prior to Partners, Esmond spent 10 years helping to guide improvements in IT delivery and information security in various roles in Harvard University. Before Harvard, Esmond spent 10 years in several roles and industries including KPMG and BIDMC. In his spare time, Esmond likes to fret about spare time and annoy people who read bios.

October 15, 2018
1:30pm - 2:10pm
St. George A/B

As defenders we are outnumbered five to one. What are the proactive steps and defenses that a healthcare security team can take to evaluate threats, vulnerabilities and risks and to prepare and protect payer and provider institutions from attack? 

This panel session will discuss the healthcare threat landscape, vulnerabilities, pen testing and other forms of technical vulnerability assessment, compliance, risk analysis and remediation including effective patch management and the need for compensating security controls and other risk mitigation strategies where patching is not possible.

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