Chris Bowen, founder and chief privacy and security officer for ClearDATA, will present a complimentary webinar, “5 Ways to Protect Your Organization from a Ransomware Attack,” hosted by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and Healthcare IT News. Bowen is a Certified Information Privacy Professional, Certified Information Privacy Technologist and Certified Information Systems Security Professional.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016, 1-2 p.m. EDT

The FBI estimates that more than $209 million in ransomware payments were made in the United States alone during the first three months of 2016, compared to only $24 million in all of 2015. With healthcare organizations becoming more frequent targets, Bowen will provide insights during this webinar into the five most important precautions healthcare providers should take. He will also discuss what steps should be followed in the event healthcare IT systems are compromised to minimize the impact on patient care and to restore IT systems as quickly as possible.

Post-event interviews can be arranged. Click here for Chris Bowen’s bio.

“With a profitable business model and payment schemes ensuring anonymity for its perpetrators, we will be seeing more of ransomware in the coming years,” said Chris Bowen, founder and chief privacy and security officer for ClearDATA. “It is crucial for users to know how ransomware works, how to best protect themselves from data kidnappers, and why they should never, ever pay a ransom.”

To register for the webinar, click here.

This webinar has been approved by HIMSS for up to one contact hour of continuing education credit toward renewal of the CPHIMS credential.