San Francisco, CA
June 11-12, 2018

George DeCesare

Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Risk Officer
Kaiser Permanente

George DeCesare serves as Kaiser Permanente's SVP, Chief Technology Risk Officer and is responsible for leading Cyber Security, Technology Governance, Risk and Compliance, and Identity and Access Management. In this position he is responsible for maintaining the security and integrity of KP data, ensuring regulatory compliance in the technology space and managing the broad spectrum of technology risks.
George joined Kaiser Permanente in 2015 with a 20+ year career in the health care industry. He held various positions, including in house counsel with a primary practice of privacy and cybersecurity law, director of IT Compliance and Security, Information Technology Officer, and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). George served as a Captain for seventeen years with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.  He was also an investigator specializing in Identity Theft Crimes and was on the Advisory Council on Computer Forensics for the department.
Among his many accomplishments in these roles, George designed and implemented data security program, which included strategy, framework, policies, procedures, and standards to address business and regulatory needs. 
He currently serves on the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) Board of Directors; chairs on Evanta Executive Leadership-CISO; the Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force formed by the Department of Health and Human Services; and on the World Economic Forum’s Advancing Cyber Resilience Project. 
​George graduated from Northwestern California University with a Juris Doctor degree and holds a long list of professional certifications

June 11, 2018
10:20am - 11:05am
Grand Ballroom

The threat landscape is changing and hackers have become much more dangerous and disruptive to healthcare. New and emerging attacks are more impactful because they interrupt services and communications. They can cripple an organization by taking down its infrastructure and internet connections, and, most alarmingly, this poses a major risk to patient care.

In this opening state-of-the-industry discussion, our panel of seasoned healthcare security veterans survey the threat landscape and explain what they are doing to counter hackers. They’ll also discuss their top initiatives for the coming year.

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