Congressional Luncheon Seminar Series

Hacking Healthcare: The Cybersecurity Threat Landscape

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
12:00-1:30pm ET
Rayburn Gold Room, 2168 Rayburn House Office Building

Mark your calendars and RSVP for a lunch briefing sponsored by the HIMSS Foundation Institute for e-Health Policy and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) titled “Hacking Healthcare: The Cybersecurity Threat Landscape.” We’d like to thank the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus for serving as the honorary co-host for this event.

With large scale cyber-attacks escalating, cybersecurity has become a top priority for U.S. businesses.  The healthcare industry, once viewed as a low-level risk, is now a prime target for sophisticated cyber incursions including ransomware and cyber extortion. These highly publicized, large-scale breaches of patient and consumer information and other security incidents represent a clear threat to not just personal health information, medical networks, or medical devices, but to the patients our nation’s healthcare providers are entrusted to care for.

With increasing use and dependence upon information technology, the ability for healthcare organizations to share information safely, securely, and privately is vital.  As a critical infrastructure sector, it is vital that healthcare organizations have the tools and information they need to identify and more effectively defend against growing cyber threats. 

Hear from our panel of leading hospital Chief Information Officers (CIOs), Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) and healthcare data security experts on:

  • Their real-world experience with cyber attacks
  • The unique cybersecurity challenges facing healthcare providers
  • How implementation of Sec. 405 of the Cybersecurity Act of 2015 could impact the healthcare cybersecurity landscape
  • Further steps Congress can take to support the sector

Panelists Include:

  • Samantha Burch (Moderator), Sr. Director, Congressional Affairs, HIMSS
  • Rodney C. Dykehouse, Chief Information Officer, Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine
  • Lee Kim, Director, Privacy & Security, HIMSS
  • Theresa Meadows, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, Cook Children’s Health Care System
  • Matthew Snyder, Chief Information Security Officer, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center