Privacy and Security from RFIDs to Incident Response at HIMSS18

By Ram Ramadoss, HIMSS Privacy and Security Committee member

Gain significant knowledge, be part of discussions and develop a solid understanding of risks and cybersecurity best practices by attending a variety of privacy and security sessions during HIMSS18.

There are several privacy and cybersecurity sessions scheduled on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of the conference. View all sessions on each day

This is part 2 of a 2 part series, read part 1

Thursday, March 8

Improving RFID Security in a Healthcare Environment

At 1:00 pm, Mitchell Parker, executive director, information security, with Indiana University Health will discuss best practices for securing systems that your organization may already own, how to implement security in your purchasing reviews and how to assess risk for RFID implementations. Parker will also provide an assessment of RFID-based technologies for appropriate privacy and security protection and describe future RFID technologies and its influence of the healthcare environment. Learn more

Incident Response Lessons from the Front Lines

At 4:00 pm, Nolan Garrett, chief information security officer, Children's Hospital Los Angeles will share why a well maintained incident response plan, along with testing, can provide substantial cost reduction to an organization while improving recovery times when a breach is experienced. This session will provide an in-depth overview of what should go in to an incident response plan, how to test it, how to educate the other members of your organization as to the importance, and most importantly, how to be prepared when an incident or breach occurs. Learn more

Friday, March 09

Secure from the Start: Why Medical IoT Needs Protection Now

At 12:00 pm, Hussein Syed, chief information security officer, RWJBarnabas Health and Ladi Adefala, senior security strategist, Fortinet, Inc., will make a joint presentation on the security challenges that Medical IoT is creating for today's healthcare organizations and discuss real-world use cases detailing how cutting-edge healthcare organizations are able to design security into transformational medical IoT-based applications. The speakers will also explain how today's health systems can apply an integrated security strategy to provide the best patient care possible while protecting their most precious asset – human data. Learn more

Cybersecurity Command Center

The HIMSS Cybersecurity Command Center, a focal point for all things healthcare security related had doubled the size for HIMSS18 – featuring products and services from 70+ cybersecurity companies; eight interactive, educational challenges, 60+ learning sessions and much more. 

The HIMSS18 Cybersecurity Command Center will feature the following vital cybersecurity sessions on Wednesday and Thursday of the conference in addition to several other valuable sessions from cybersecurity technology vendors. Learn more