Session ID: 
302

Why Cybersecurity Is a Core Component of Patient Safety

4:00pm - 5:00pm Thursday, March 12
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center
W304A

Description

As noted in the HHS HICP report, healthcare’s traditional mission has expanded beyond protection and care for patients to include defense against cyberattacks. Hospitals today must recognize that their employees are now the primary focus of cyberattacks; identify the most vulnerable job categories; and deploy strategies to help protect against cyberattacks and improve patient safety. In this presentation, a CISO from a Midwest-based health system will describe her hands-on experiences with cybersecurity program implementation; provide steps that security teams can deploy to safeguard patient safety; and offer techniques for helping hospital executives to realize the need for a robust cybersecurity posture. In outlining the link between cybersecurity and patient safety, the presentation will also feature new threat intelligence that identifies the healthcare job categories most vulnerable to attack and demonstrate how these vulnerabilities can put patient safety at risk.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain how cybersecurity shortcomings puts patient safety at risk
  • Recognize and prioritize the most attack job functions within your health institution
  • Formulate a plan to implement security controls to mitigated risk for most attacked roles
  • Demonstrate the value of an increased cybersecurity focus to hospital board

Speaker(s)

Vice President, Information Security & CISO,
Fairview Health Services
HIMSS Cybersecurity, Privacy & Security Committee Member ,
Proofpoint, Inc.

Continuing Education Credits

ABPM
1.00
CAHIMS
1.00
CME
1.00
CNE
1.00
CPHIMS
1.00
IAPP
1.00

Audience

CIO/CTO/CTIO/Senior IT
CISO/CSO
CMIO/CMO

Level

Intermediate