Session ID: 

Remote Access Security: An Ethical Live Hack Demo

1:00pm - 2:00pm Thursday, February 14
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center


Our society demands immediate access to information, from any location, and the healthcare industry is no different. But how do we throw open the doors to those who have a right to see the information while keeping it safe from those who don’t? This session will use a live hack demo to discuss the risks of open connectivity and how to secure those risks and the speakers will show how hackers connect to an inadequately protected computer, get past an insecure password, put malware on the system and use that malware to remove sensitive information. The demo will take place in virtual machines walled off from other devices at the conference, so attendee devices will be safe. At critical points, they will demonstrate the vulnerabilities that allowed the hack and discuss security controls you can put in place to reduce the chances of a hack. The nature of a live hack demo makes it appealing to all audiences, but this session is primarily intended for people who are not necessarily technical.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Recognize the risks associated with remote access
  • List common vulnerabilities related to remote access that are targeted by hackers
  • Identify security controls that should be in place to reduce remote access risks
  • Discuss possible security solutions with information and technology personnel


Security Analyst,


IT Professional
Management Engineer and Process Improvement Prof.