Austin HIMSS Chapter | HHS HIPAA Final Rule Compliance & Cyber Attacks: Are you Prepared? | HIMSS Events

Oct 8, 2013 11:30am - 1:00pm CDT

LIVE WEBCAST starts about 11:45AM at the following web address
Then simply enter the Meeting ID: 918-408-491
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Non-member fee (on-site only, webcast is free) - $15

ITT Technical Institute
6330 Highway 290 East, Ste. 150
Austin, TX 78723


More than ever before, cyber-attacks require that businesses must perform a formal risk assessment exercise periodically to identify gaps that can be exploited. However, what constitutes a thorough and comprehensive risk assessment exercise? How do you develop a functional strategy based on information gained from risk assessment report? No matter what the answers, there is no time to waste; your vital assets are at risk!

ecfirst Chief Executive, Ali Pabrai describes how attacks are launched without detection or discovery. Ali will examine the critical areas that must be secured appropriately to ensure PHI is not compromised. You will understand several threat scenarios, including, the hacker is in your attic, malware plantation, and techniques used to gain control of your critical servers to access passwords. Most importantly, you will leave this delivery with a confident foundation to effectively plan and address HIPAA Final Rule compliance mandates while ensuring a resilient information infrastructure.

ABOUT OUR SPEAKER: Ali Pabrai, MSEE, CISSP (ISSAP, ISSMP), Security+, is CEO of ecfirst.  Ali Pabrai, MSEE, CISSP (ISSAP, ISSMP), Security+, is CEO of ecfirst. A highly sought after information security and regulatory compliance expert, he has successfully delivered solutions on compliance and information security to organizations worldwide. 

Mr. Pabrai has been a featured speaker at several conferences, including Naseba (Dubai), ISSA, HCFA, ISACA (Las Vegas), HIPAA Summit (Washington DC. San Francisco), Microsoft Tech Forum, Internet World (India), Kingdom Summit (Saudi Arabia), DCI Expo, Comdex, Net Secure, NCPDP, HIMSS, NCSBN and idIndiaExpo (New Delhi).

Mr. Pabrai’s clients have included Microsoft, HP, Kaiser, Symantec, Kemin, Ernst&Young, Elkay, Intuit, Pella, Principal Financial, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, hundreds of hospitals and numerous government agencies. Mr. Pabrai is a member of the FBI InfraGard.

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Event Contact Information

David Fulton, MS, PMP, Communication Chair