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Cybersecurity: Emerging Threats to Hospitals

Date: June 9, 2016
Time: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., Pacific Time


Program originally recorded on June 9, 2016


Cyberattacks are on the rise and hospitals are being targeted. Worldwide, the number of cyberattacks increased 40 percent and, in 2015, criminal attacks became the number one root cause of data breaches in health care.

What can you do to protect your hospital against an attack? What would you do if suddenly your computer systems shut down and patient records were encrypted?

Hear how one California hospital responded to and recovered from a ransomware attack, including the return to paper records. Find out what law enforcement and regulatory agencies were involved in the event and how drilling for a disaster helped the hospital’s response and recovery.

Learn what the FBI and other government agencies are doing to protect the nation — and hospitals in particular — from cyberattacks. Identify critical strategies you can implement now to protect your hospital from cyberattacks, as well as steps to take if you become a victim.

Gather key hospital staff and participate in this informative webinar.

Recommended for:

Chief executive officers, chief operating officers, chief financial officers, chief information officers, chief medical officers, in-house legal counsel, risk managers, compliance officers, emergency preparedness coordinators


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Steve Giles is the chief information officer for Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center where he focuses on enhancing the hospital’s information systems to improve patient care delivery and overall business operations. He has more than 30 years of health care information technology experience and has served in a number of executive positions throughout his extensive career. Mr. Giles is a member of several professional associations, including ACHE, HIMSS and HFMA, and often serves as a guest lecturer at the University of Southern California’s Graduate School of Public Health.

Tom Osborne is assistant special agent in charge for the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) National Security Branch. In this role, he oversees international and domestic terrorism programs, as well as counterintelligence and cyber programs. A 20-year veteran, Mr. Osborne previously worked with the FBI’s Computer Crimes Squad and the Sacramento Division’s Cyber Crimes Program, and served as Unit Chief of the Counterterrorism Internet Target Unit, where he led a team that managed investigations targeting terrorists’ use of the Internet.

Deron McElroy is the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cyber Security Advisor for California, Nevada, Arizona, Hawaii and the Pacific Territories, where he is focused on building partnerships to enhance our nation’s cyber resilience. Mr. McElroy helps organizations navigate and access the Critical Infrastructure Cyber Community (C³) Voluntary Program and NIST Cybersecurity Framework. He previously served as Senior Strategist for the DHS Office of Cybersecurity and Communications, leading the creation and development of the nation’s cyber incident response policy, playing a key role in the stand-up of the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, and participating in information sharing policy development.

CHA Staff
Cheri Hummel, Vice President, Emergency Management & Facilities
Lois Richardson, Esq., Vice President, Privacy & Legal Publications/Education