Electronic health records are far more valuable to the modern cyber criminal. For the hacker, they fetch more value over a much longer period of time. For the victim – many who are still children -- the repercussions could last decades! And from what we have seen during the spate of sensational breaches in the last few months, they appear to be far easier to obtain. In early 2014 Community Health Systems yielded over 4.5 million records. Recently, Anthem yielded 80 million! A new “honoree” is being regularly recognized on the “Wall of Shame” at the Department of Health and Human Services website. Many of these breaches involve compromised credentials and abuse of privileges. The attackers get access to a user account. Then they leverage that access to get them into other accounts, until they find one that gets them to the data that they want.
So why is healthcare suddenly so vulnerable? Join one of the nation’s leading experts in healthcare cybersecurity Dr. Mansur Hasib, CISSP, PMP, CPHIMS in a candid discussion of the recent breaches and the possible repercussions. Dr. Hasib has been widely cited in the media on these issues and has done considerable research in this area. His doctoral dissertation was a national study of cybersecurity in healthcare. He also served as Chief Information Officer in healthcare and has intimate knowledge of the healthcare space. Join us and find out:
* Why is healthcare so vulnerable all of the sudden?
* Why is healthcare data more valuable than credit card information?
* What happened at Anthem, Community Health Systems and several other major healthcare companies?
* How long should we be worried?
* What can healthcare companies do to better protect themselves?
* What can members of the public do?