Cybersecurity and Privacy

Healthcare Cybersecurity Solutions and Simulations at HIMSS23

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Healthcare has become a prized target for cybercriminals, but the best defenses will be presented at the 2023 HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition, widely considered the Davos Summit of healthcare and information technology. 

Slated for April 17-21 in Chicago, the event is bringing together the top cybersecurity and healthcare thought leaders and disruptors for can’t-miss experiences for trainings, special forums, education sessions and exhibition. 

SANS Healthcare NetWars Cyber Range 

The SANS Institute will showcase a Cyber Range, designed for everyone from novices to experts to walk away with real-world experience handling cybersecurity situations, minus the real-world risks. 

HIMSS23 attendees can participate in a curated and isolated environment of multifaceted, interactive and situational cybersecurity challenges. Activities include capture-the-flag style real-world simulations that test a wide variety of disciplines and subject matter while building hands-on, healthcare-specific skills. 

The Cyber Range will cover: 

  • Telemedicine and web app security 
  • Electronic Medical Record and incident analysis 
  • Medical device Internet of Things security 
  • Ransomware analysis and decryption 
  • Hospital Incident investigation with Windows domain event log analysis 

Special Forum 

The Healthcare Cybersecurity Forum will highlight collaboration, communication and preparedness to advance the fight against cyberattacks. Sessions include: 

Session Series 

Organizations featured in the Cybersecurity Session Series have elevated cybersecurity as a strategic imperative and received more significant buy-in and investment. The series includes: 

Education Sessions 

Selected through a highly competitive peer-review process, the HIMSS23 education sessions will explore the use and implementation of cybersecurity in healthcare. For example, 

Sessions — led by world-renowned healthcare and innovation thought leaders — are available for continuing education credits. Explore the HIMSS23 schedule. 


Established tech giants and nimble startup companies offer hands-on demonstrations of products and services and sessions in hot topic specialty areas. Browse the HIMSS23 exhibitors featuring cybersecurity for innovations in biometric identification, privacy laws and General Data Protection Regulation compliance, penetration testing, risk management and more: 

  • Clearwater, which helps organizations across the healthcare ecosystem move to a more secure, compliant, and resilient state so they can achieve their missions. Forescout Technologies delivers automated cybersecurity across the digital terrain, empowering customers across all asset types – IT, IoT, operational technology and Internet of Medical Things. 
  • TCM Security is a veteran-owned business focused on cybersecurity consulting and training. From large Fortune 500 companies to local small businesses, it has helped companies secure their most valuable data with customized solutions. 

Also on the exhibition floor, the Cybersecurity Command Center will feature cutting-edge technologies, risk assessments, bulletproof incident response plans and more for hands-on experience for attendees.  

Cybersecurity Community 

The HIMSS Healthcare Cybersecurity Community is a year-round collaboration where members exchange ideas with peers and take proactive steps to improve their organization’s security posture. 

HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition

The HIMSS Global Health Conference & Exhibition is the can’t-miss health information and technology event of the year, where professionals connect for education, innovation and collaboration.

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