Healthcare Security Forum

December 7 - 8, 2020
| Digital Summit

The Healthcare Security Forum, a HIMSS Digital Summit, convenes cybersecurity leaders to address best practices to protect patients and remote staff, preventative measures to combat increasing data security risks, and new challenges on the horizon.

Healthcare Data Security is Advancing Faster Than Ever

With COVID-19 turning healthcare on its head, provider organizations began sending legions of employees home to work remotely—expanding or introducing extensive telemedicine platforms into their infrastructure. Now healthcare security professionals have to secure expanded, interconnected health IT systems made up of teleworking staff and patients utilizing remote care technology—all while hackers work feverishly to exploit these challenges.

What to Expect at the Healthcare Security Forum

Examine firsthand how security leaders have addressed numerous security challenges brought on by COVID-19, including an explosion in telemedicine and remote workers, and how they have maneuvered to secure patient care and remote staff. Hear expert perspectives on how the recent cybersecurity revolution brought on by the pandemic will transform privacy precautions and security standards forever.

Key Takeaways

  • Discover and prepare for emerging threats
  • Explore lessons learned from COVID-19
  • Maximize the security of your existing tech investments
  • Look under the hood at highly recognized healthcare organizations’ information security programs
  • Dig deep into security best practices with respected peers and expert speakers
  • Get up close with and learn about the newest tech solutions
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Keynote Speakers
Angus King
U.S. Senator (I-Maine)
Janice Nevin
President and Chief Executive Officer
Howard Kern
Chief Executive Officer
Sentara Healthcare
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Saif Abed
Director of Cybersecurity Advisory Services
Denise Anderson
President and Chief Executive Officer
Maurico Angee
Chief Information Security Officer
Connie Barrera
Chief Information Security Officer
Jackson Health System
Steve Bennett
Vice President
Kirby Partners, Inc.
Sriram Bharadwaj
UCI Health
Dan Bowden
Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer
Sentara Healthcare
Brian Cady
Head of Security Strategy & Architecture
Providence St. Joseph Health
Erik Decker
Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer
University of Chicago Medicine
Christopher Frenz
Associate Vice President of Information Security
Interfaith Medical Center
Adam Greene
Davis Wright Tremaine
Kyle Hansen
IT Director, Information Security Officer
Greene County Medical Center
Kat Jercich
Senior Editor
Healthcare IT News
Donohue John
Vice President of Information Services Enterprise Services
Penn Medicine
Omar Khawaja
Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer
Highmark Health
Lee Kim
Director of Privacy and Security
Bryan Kirby
Vice President
Kirby Partners, Inc.
Michael Krieger
Chief Executive Officer
MKR Marketing
Darren Lacey
Chief Information Security Officer
Johns Hopkins University And Johns Hopkins Medicine
Brian Lancaster
Vice President, Information Technology
Nebraska Medicine
Tom Leary
Vice President, Government Relations
Mike Miliard
Executive Editor
Healthcare IT News, HIMSS Media
Jacki Monson
Vice President, Chief Privacy and Information Security Officer
Sutter Health
BJ Moore
Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Providence St. Joseph Health
Neil Patel
President, Executive Vice President
Healthbox, HIMSS
John Rasmussen
Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer
MedStar Health
Ron Ross
National Institute Of Standards And Technology
Heather Roszkowski
AVP of Cybersecurity Solutions, Chief Information Security Officer
Augusta University (medical center)
Sanjeev Sah
Chief Information Security Officer
Medical University of South Carolina
Anahi Santiago
Chief Information Security Officer
Suzanne Schwartz
Director, Office of Strategic Partnerships and Technology
U.S. Food an Drug Administration
Tressa Springmann
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Lifebridge Health
Tom Walsh
Founder and Managing Partner
Karl West
Assistant Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer
Intermountain Healthcare
Erin Whaley
Troutman Pepper
Adam Zoller
Chief Information Security Officer
Providence St. Joseph Health

History of the Healthcare Security Forum

Since 2012, industry professionals have turned to the Healthcare Security Forum for practical and insightful information and best practices on combating data and info security risks.

Here's What Past Attendees Have Said

"The speakers kept the audience attentive and engaged while delivering quality information."

"The real-world experience of the speakers and roundtable conversations were great. Excellent insight into their concerns, issues and thoughts."

"Panel discussions across the board were excellent."



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