June 11-12, 2018 | San Francisco, CA

AI and Advanced Security Technologies: Are They Right for You?

June 12, 2018
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Grand Ballroom

‘Security is an industry where we are continually developing new solutions without understanding the problem we are trying to fix’.

This session discusses the adoption of new and emerging tools and approaches to secure healthcare data and IT system availability. Tools like NGFW, micro-segmentation, biometrics and MFA, blockchain, big data analytics, machine learning and AI. Tools that boost automation, protection, visibility, and intelligence, leading to improved threat detection, and containment of inevitable attacks.

As with all new tools there’s a temptation to chase after the latest ‘shiny object’, but we need to adopt a risk-based approach to fully understand the enterprise business risks, threats and vulnerabilities that a shiny object or new tool will address. Security leaders need to fully understand the costs, benefits and drawbacks before purchase and adoption, along with how quickly, easily or difficult each tool can be integrated into the existing infrastructure. Furthermore, they need to be able to articulate and defend exactly what business risk gaps, each tool will address, what business benefits it will provide to the organization and what legacy tools it will retire.

As security leaders, we need to work smarter, not harder, and with an average 65 disparate security vendors in each U.S. hospital, we need to consolidate to a smaller, leaner and more manageable toolbox.


Cybersecurity Evangelist
HIMSS Privacy and Cybersecurity Committee

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