PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of a new national report highlighting the increasing threats to the security of personal health information, 4A Security & Compliance is joining the LeBow College of Business, Corporate Relations and Executive Education and the Drexel Cybersecurity Institute to host the 2nd Annual Symposium on Healthcare Data Security and Privacy October 4th and 5th at Drexel University's LeBow Hall. The day and a half symposium will provide hands-on exercises on how to protect private personal health information.
Faculty will include Chief Information Security Officers, HHS OCR and FDA regulators, Risk Managers and Insurers, an FBI Cyber Squad agent and insurance carriers.
"Every stakeholder in this sector recognizes that the threat is constant, to their organization and ultimately to the patients and customers they serve. The data show that regulators are, appropriately, responding to the stepped-up threats with a greater emphasis on accountability and enforcement," said Ben Goodman, President of 4A Security and Compliance.
A report just issued by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that electronic health information system breaches involved more than 115 million records in 2015, with "serious adverse impacts such as identity theft, fraud, and disruption of health care services." http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-16-771
Participants can earn CLE and CPE credits. For more information on the symposium including a detailed agenda and list of presenters along with registration and sponsorship information, please visit www.4asecurity.com/symposia or contact 4A at 484.858.0427 or by e-mail at info@4ASecurity.com.
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