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
President and Chief Executive Officer
Sentara Healthcare
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Saif Abed
Director of Cybersecurity Advisory Services
AbedGraham Group
Denise Anderson
Mauricio Angée
Chief Information Security Officer
James Angle
Product Manager IT Services - Security
Trinity Health
Mike Annand
Director of Customer Compliance
Armor Cloud Security
Connie Barrera
Chief Information Security Officer
Jackson Health System
Steve Bennett
Vice President
Kirby Partners, Inc.
Sriram Bharadwaj
Vice President, Digital Innovation and Applications
Franciscan Health Information Services
Dan Bowden
Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer
Sentara Healthcare
Brian Cady
Head of Security Strategy & Architecture
Providence St. Joseph Health
Steve Cagle
Chief Executive Officer
Erik Decker
Chief Security and Privacy Officer
University of Chicago Medicine
Balraj Dhillon
Director, Engagement & Key Accounts
Simeio Solutions
John Donohue
Vice President of Information Services Enterprise Services
Penn Medicine
Michelle Dufty
Ron Emerson
Global Healthcare Lead
Zoom Video Communications
Justin Fier
Director of Cyber Intelligence & Analytics
Christopher Frenz
Assistant Vice President of IT Security
Mount Sinai South Nassau
Adam Greene
Davis Wright Tremaine
Mary Greenlee
Senior Solutions Engineer
Alex Han
Jazz Pianist
Kyle Hansen
IT Director, Information Security Officer
Greene County Medical Center
Kat Jercich
Senior Editor
Healthcare IT News
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
Senior Vice President, Government Relations
Deven McGraw
Co-founder and Chief Regulatory Officer
Ciitizen Corporation
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
Ike Nwabah
Director of Markets and Insights
Armor Cloud Security
Pritesh Parekh
Chief Trust and Security Officer
Neil Patel
President, Executive Vice President
Healthbox, HIMSS
Renee Patton
Global Education & Healthcare Director
Michael Puzen
Chrome OS Regional Sales Manager
Google Chrome Enterprise
John Rasmussen
Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer
MedStar Health
Ron Ross
National Institute Of Standards And Technology
Heather Roszkowski
Assistant Vice President of Cyber Defense and Enterprise Chief Information Security Officer
Augusta University (medical center)
David Russell
Lecturer in Music; Co-Director, Wellesley Chamber Music Society; Music Performance Faculty in Cello
Wellesley College
Sanjeev Sah
Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer
Centura Health
Anahi Santiago
Chief Information Security Officer
Suzanne Schwartz
Deputy Director, Office of Strategic Partnerships and Technology in CDRH
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Brian Selfridge
Meditology Services
Tressa Springmann
Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Lifebridge Health
Monique St. John
Vice President and Chief Technology & Security Officer
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Teresa Tonthat
Chief Technology and Security Officer
Texas's Children
Tom Walsh
Founder and Managing Partner
Stephen Wellman
Vice President of Content Strategy
Karl West
Assistant Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer
Intermountain Healthcare
Erin Whaley
Troutman Pepper
Jessica Wilkerson
Cyber Policy Advisor, Office of Strategic Partnerships and Technology
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Ronen Yehoshua
co-Founder and CEO
Adam Zoller
Chief Information Security Officer

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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