Healthcare Cybersecurity Community

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Healthcare Cybersecurity Community

Improving Your Healthcare Organization’s Security Posture by Learning and Collaborating with Experts and Peers.

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The HIMSS Healthcare Cybersecurity Community provides a monthly forum for thought-leaders (from government, the private sector, and academia) and healthcare constituents to discuss and learn about advancing the state of cybersecurity in our healthcare industry.  The HIMSS Cybersecurity Community shall address topics such as defending against cyber adversaries, safeguarding intangible assets and intellectual property, combatting medical ID theft and fraud, mitigating insider threat, changing the culture of the workforce to mitigate healthcare privacy and healthcare cybersecurity incidents, and trends and teachings from other allied critical infrastructure sectors. 

Learn from thought-leaders in the healthcare sector, exchange ideas with your peers, and make a proactive step to improve your healthcare organization’s security posture by joining the HIMSS Healthcare Cybersecurity Community today!  All are welcome—whether you are a healthcare professional, have healthcare clients, or are interested in learning more about the field.  This community is open to both HIMSS members and non-HIMSS members.  If you are not a HIMSS member, you can learn more about HIMSS membership.

Participate in Community Webinars

Upcoming Webinars

Thursday, June 16, 2016
1:00 - 2:00pm CDT

Medical Device Cybersafety – A Problem Caught between Regulation and Complexity
Axel Wirth, CPHIMS, CISSP, HCISPP, Distinguished Technical Architect, US Healthcare Industry, Symantec Corporation

As of recently, the topic of security vulnerabilities of medical devices appears to be on everybody’s mind. We received new Postmarket Guidance from the FDA, manufacturers are launching security initiatives and are hiring security specialists, and healthcare providers are looking for a better way to reduce device security risks. Yet at the same time, multiple challenges prevent us from implementing a quick and easy solution.

This session will review the historic development of the medical device cybersecurity topic, the complexities we need to address, and a path forward for provider and manufacturers that enables them to start addressing these challenges. The audience will develop an understanding of the regulatory environment, the cyber threats faced by medical devices today, and the available technologies and best practices that can be applied to mitigate the problem.

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Call for Speakers

Volunteer to be a Speaker for a HIMSS Healthcare Cybersecurity Community Webinar

If you are a VP, C-suite executive, government official, or academic in the healthcare sector, or an allied sector, who wants to present on the topic of cybersecurity, please submit your topic and a brief description of your speaking proposal for a 30-minute presentation to The proposals must be vendor-neutral and educational in nature.

Engage with Members

Connect with the HIMSS Healthcare Cybersecurity Community

Join the Healthcare Cybersecurity Community Listserv – Engage with members of the community.

Connect with colleagues across HIMSS

Become a HIMSS Privacy and Security Volunteer

Volunteer on one of the privacy and security task forces or work groups. Participation is open to all HIMSS members and provides excellent opportunities for professional development, networking and active engagement. View further information about these task forces and work groups.

Additional Resources

HIMSS Privacy & Security Toolkits

The HIMSS Privacy & Security Toolkits offers new insights and up-to-date information in many areas, and provides resources to assist healthcare organizations and business associates with their privacy and security questions. View the Toolkits

HIMSS Privacy and Security Awareness Initiatives

HIMSS joins the National Cyber Security Alliance to help raise awareness of the importance of online privacy and security. To help achieve this goal HIMSS Champions two NCSA efforts - National Cyber Security Awareness Month and Data Privacy Day – and produces educational resources throughout the year to help users stay safe online. Learn More

View the latest infographic: 2016 Healthcare Organization’s Guide to Keeping Passwords Safe & Secure

HIMSS Healthcare Privacy and Security Podcasts

The HIMSS Healthcare Privacy and Security Podcast series provides educational content on a variety of healthcare privacy and cybersecurity topics. Listen and learn as healthcare privacy and cybersecurity thought-leaders provide valuable perspective on protecting valuable, sensitive information, such as protected health information. Listen to the Podcasts

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Participate in the 2016 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey!

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*HIMSS members will be directed to the member portal where they can join the community by editing their participations in the "My Involvement" tab. Non-HIMSS members should contact us for more information.