Speakers from FBI, FDA and HHS to Share Insights on Combatting Growing Threat of Cyber Attacks at HIMSS Cyber Security Summit

Government, provider organizations and private sector security experts take the stage Nov. 8-11 to educate industry on preparing for and tackling cyber security threats

Sep 15, 2015, 15:41 ET from HIMSS

CHICAGO, Sept. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The HIMSS Cyber Security Summit will gather experts from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, Partners Healthcare, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and more, to share insights on a range of pressing cyber security topics in healthcare. The Cyber Security Summit, along with the mHealth Summit, Population Health Summit, will take place simultaneously under the umbrella of HIMSS's Connected Health Conference from Nov. 8-11 at the Gaylord National Resort in the Washington D.C. area.

"With two-thirds of healthcare organizations reporting a significant security incident in the recent past, cyber threats are top of mind across the industry," said H. Stephen Lieber, CAE, HIMSS president and CEO. "The broad array of speakers at this year's Cyber Security Summit will offer an unparalleled look at the security challenges that are unique to healthcare. These experts will offer actionable solutions for combating this growing problem."

The Cyber Security Summit answers the call by nearly 60% of healthcare industry leaders for cross-sector cyber threat information sharing by convening thought leaders from around the country to explore the impact of cyber attacks on business continuity, costs of care and consumer and patient trust.

Attendees will learn how to equip themselves with the right tools and resources to identify cyber threats and intelligently manage their risk. Speakers at the Cyber Security Summit include:

  • Department of Health and Human Services: Linda Sanches, Senior Advisor, Health IT and Privacy Policy
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation: James Trainor, Deputy Assistant Director, Cyber Division
  • Federal Trade Commission: Cora Han, Senior Attorney, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection
  • National Institute of Standards and Technology: Donna Dodson, Deputy Cyber Security Advisor
  • Partners HealthCare: Jigar Kadakia, Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration: Suzanne Schwartz, Director Emergency Preparedness/Operations and Medical Countermeasures
  • Veterans Health Administration: Michele Krajewski, Deputy Director, Health Care Security Requirements

On the exhibition floor, attendees can also experience the HIMSS Cyber Security Command Center, where exhibiting companies offer their respective industry solutions through educational sessions in a cyber-focused, interactive experience area on the exhibit floor. Attendees also can take part in security challenges to learn more about cyber threats and compete in challenges on phishing, identity fraud and intellectual property. HIMSS staff will also provide a session on the results of its Cyber Security Survey at the Cyber Security Command Center. 

Exhibit Floor Hours

Monday, Nov. 9

Noon – 7:30 pm

Tuesday, Nov. 10

11 am – 5 pm

Wednesday, Nov. 11

10 am – 2 pm

For the full list of speakers and complete Summit agenda, please click here.

Attendees can register for the Cyber Security Summit and gain access to the other two summits - mHealth Summit, Global mHealth Forum and Population Health Summit, which are all part of the HIMSS Connected Health Conference. Registration for any one of the Summits grants access to all three events at the new HIMSS Connected Health Conference, which will host education, exhibits and networking events.

HIMSS is a global, cause-based, not-for-profit organization focused on better health through information technology (IT). HIMSS leads efforts to optimize health engagements and care outcomes using information technology. HIMSS produces health IT thought leadership, education, events, market research and media services around the world. Founded in 1961, HIMSS encompasses more than 61,000 individuals, of which 79% work in healthcare provider, governmental and not-for-profit organizations across the globe, plus over 640 corporations and 400 not-for-profit partner organizations, that share this cause. HIMSS, headquartered in Chicago, serves the global health IT community with additional offices in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

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