San Francisco, CA
June 11-12, 2018

Christine Vanderpool

Deputy Chief Information Security Officer and Executive Director of Cyber Risk
Kaiser Permanente

Christine Vanderpool is the executive director of the Cyber Risk Defense Center (CRDC), and Deputy Chief Information Security Officer (Deputy CISO) at Kaiser Permanente. Christine oversees KP’s SOC and also sponsor operational initiatives across KP’s Technology Rick Office (TRO).

Prior to joining KP, she served as the chief information security officer for Molson Coors Brewing Company, where she was responsible for the security of information technologies and data, as well as compliance requirements. She joined Coors Brewing Company in 2004 and served in several senior roles responsible for leading IT security initiatives including IT GCC (general computer controls), IT policies and procedures/end user education programs, identity management, and other key initiatives that resulted in an improved, mature security program. She began her career in IT at IBM’s Storage Technologies division, and from there moved to Deloitte, where she focused on SOX compliance.

Christine holds a bachelor of business administration with a concentration in marketing management from the University of New Mexico. She has served as governing chair for the Evanta CISO Denver chapter and writes for several online security blogs and magazines. She was recently published in the 2016 edition of The Complete Compliance and Ethics Manual.

June 12, 2018
8:50am - 9:25am
Grand Ballroom

Health care security leaders struggle to find and retain top talent in a hot market. At the same time, device vendors race to keep up with the latest software vulnerabilities. These and other challenges are part of an environment of ever-evolving cyber risk.

In this session, Christine Vanderpool, deputy CISO and executive director of cyber risk at Kaiser Permanente, envisions a future – one likely to arrive sooner than later - where consumer demand for security, fueled by education, creates an important market differentiator. Hospitals and systems that thrive will do so by not only demonstrating their own security strength, but also by educating employees, patients, and their community at large.

Security will become more front-and-center as people consume increasingly more care services through digital means. It also presents a great opportunity to:

  • Satiate consumer demand for secure products and services.
  • Create buzz and interest in cyber security as a profession.
  • Help health care providers differentiate themselves in an increasingly competitive marketplace.

As Christine will discuss, it’s critical that health care organizations get in front of this growing change in consumer sentiment by not only staying on top of cyber risk, but also demonstrating good corporate citizenship, cyber security education, and thought leadership.

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