The Battle for Healthcare Data: Policies and Strategies to Defend Against Cyber Threats

Wednesday, April 19 at 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM CT
South Building, Level 1 | S100 C

Healthcare data is increasingly digitized and interconnected, making it vulnerable to cyber threats such as data breaches, ransomware attacks, and other forms of cybercrime. This session will explore the policies and strategies governments are implementing to protect healthcare data from cyber threats. Participants will learn about government regulations and frameworks at various levels that are shaping cybersecurity practices in healthcare, as well as the latest trends and challenges in healthcare cybersecurity. We will also discuss the latest trends and challenges in healthcare cybersecurity, such as the growing use of connected medical devices and the rise of ransomware attacks targeting healthcare institutions.

Learning Objectives

  • Analyze the role of national and international policies and regulations in shaping healthcare cybersecurity practices.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of policies and regulations in defending against cyber threats to healthcare data.
  • Compare and contrast policies and regulations across different jurisdictions to identify best practices and areas for improvement.
  • Develop an understanding of how policy frameworks can be used to create a culture of cybersecurity awareness and preparedness in healthcare organizations.
Chief Digital Officer/Chief Digital Health Officer, Chief Quality Officer and Chief Clinical Transformation Officer, CIO/CTO/CTIO/Senior IT


Andrei Baciu
Secretary of State
Ministry of Health of Romania
Nitin Natarajan
Deputy Director
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)