NIST Fellow Ron Ross opens the Cybersecurity Forum with an inspiring yet cautionary talk. Ron will recount his own “amazing journey” through the healthcare system as a cancer patient, experiencing first-hand the wonders and power of electronic health records and other digital technology. On the flipside, Ron, a driving force behind the NIST Risk Management Framework and security and privacy controls catalog, knows as well as anyone that while technology has and will continue to revolutionize healthcare, the results will come up short if we don’t also secure critical data and protect patient privacy.
This proliferation of technology leads to an ever-increasing attack surface.
The solution, as Ron will discuss, requires a holistic approach based on sound systems security engineering techniques and security design principles – at every level, from the physical to the virtual in a way that protects patients and meets business objectives.