Code Red: HIMSS' Cybersecurity Podcast

Episode #5: Why You Should Pay Someone To Break into Your House


It’s amazing what a difference a moment can make.  By the time you’re done listening to this introduction, 160 new malware samples will be released.  By the time you’re done listening to this introduction, someone will have become the first victim of a spam-based malware attack. By the time you’re done listening to this episode, ten thousand Facebook accounts will be compromised.  27 thousand computers worldwide will be added to a botnet. The US Navy will be cyberattacked 45,000 times.  The NSA will be cyberattacked 5.2 Million times.  

Since 2009, detected cybersecurity incidents have increased 66% year-over-year.  By the time you’re done listening to this episode, how many of your records have been attacked?  By the time you’re done listening to this episode, who, undetected, has gained access to your network?  Who has compromised your system? Do you know?  It’s amazing what a different a moment can make.  Scared yet? Don’t worry.  We won’t be offended.  Go ahead and pause the podcast to call your chief security officer.  Go ahead.  Go. Go now.

Welcome HIMSS’s new health IT cybersecurity podcast, Code Red. Code Red focuses on cybersecurity challenges facing health care today & tomorrow, featuring the voices of the people on the front lines. The goal of the podcast is to explore the interplay between the people, processes & technologies that make up an organization’s cybersecurity posture from both a leadership & skills-based perspective.  In today’s episode, we will explore the speedy evolution of hacking techniques, their impact on the health care industry, and the role we all have in effective cybersecurity with Kevin Johnson, CEO of Secure Ideas and HIMSS16 Views from the Top speaker.  We will also hear about the launch of HIMSS’ new Cybersecurity hub at the HIMSS Innovation Center in Cleveland, Ohio.  

This Episode’s Guest

Kevin Johnson
Founder & CEO
Secure Ideas
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This Episode’s Promos

The HIMSS Privacy & Security Forum is the nation’s leading event dedicated exclusively to healthcare privacy and security. These premier two-day conferences are held around the country and bring together hundreds of senior executives for thought leadership focused on solving some of the industry’s toughest challenges.  The HIMSS Privacy & Security Forum is designed to meet the needs of CIOs, CISOs and other senior health IT leaders. The information shared at the forum is practical, solutions-based and actionable – designed to help with planning, coordination and oversight. Each event offers the opportunity to learn of industry developments, network with peers, and discuss key topical issues. Topics covered include: cloud security; cybersecurity; HIPAA; identity & access management; incident response; medical device security; vendor management; and more.  The next HIMSS Privacy & Security Forum is scheduled for December 5th to the 7th at the Westin Boston Waterfront in Boston, Massachusetts.  Find more information about the upcoming HIMSS Privacy & Security Forum.