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CHA Cybersecurity Webinar Is Next Week
Register today to learn how to prevent a cyberattack

The recent ransomware attack against Wichita-based Kansas Heart Hospital has heightened already growing concerns about cybersecurity — especially in the health care realm, as attacks against hospitals become more frequent. Cyberattacks can significantly disrupt hospital operations, and hospitals are faced with the challenge of maintaining the security and integrity of patient health information while preserving its availability to those providing care to patients.

CHA will hold a webinar June 9 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. (PT) to explain how hospitals can protect themselves from cyberattacks and steps to take if their systems are breached. Participants will hear from Steve Giles, CIO of Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, who will share the story of how his hospital responded to and recovered from a ransomware attack. In addition, Tom Osborne, assistant special agent in charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Security Branch, will discuss the state of cybercrime and share what the FBI and other government agencies are doing to protect the nation — and hospitals in particular — from cyberattacks.

To learn more about the program and to register, visit www.calhospital.org/cybersecurity-web.

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