Government Issued Warning of Imminent Threat: How You Can Prepare Your Organization Against Ransomware

Join us for an in-depth investigation of the “increased and imminent threat” by cybercrime organizations tied to ransomware. Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the FBI and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued an announcement that they had “credible information of an increased and imminent cybercrime threat to U.S. hospitals and healthcare providers.” They issued this warning urging healthcare providers to ensure they take timely and reasonable precautions to protect their networks from these threats, typically resulting in malware/ransomware attacks.  

In this webinar, ClearDATA Founder and CPSO Chris Bowen will lead an insightful examination of what we know – and what we don’t – about the most recent threats. He will also discuss:

  • Analysis of the anatomy and psychology of a ransomware attack
  • The ways in which different forms of ransomware work
  • How to shore up providers’ defenses against the imminent threats
  • Ways to detect a compromise
  • An extensive open Q&A

The U.S. government’s warning has been released on the heels of a quarter in which the U.S. saw a dramatic rise in cybersecurity incidents – particularly across healthcare where almost 10 million records were compromised in a single month. These bad actors are choosing this time to ramp up as our nation’s providers battle a third wave of COVID-19, which has strained resources to the breaking point.  

Don’t miss this opportunity for an insightful and timely discussion with one of the industry’s leading experts.  

Presented By

Chris Bowen

Chief Privacy & Security Officer and Founder, CISSP, CCSP, CIPP/US, CIPT

Chris Bowen is Founder and Chief Privacy and Security Officer at ClearDATA. He leads ClearDATA’s internal privacy, security and compliance strategies as well as advises on the security and privacy risks faced by customers, which include global healthcare organizations, payers, providers, life science companies, and market leading innovators from Asia Pacific, North American, and Europe. Mr. Bowen also leads ClearDATA’s international security risk consulting practice and has provided counsel to some of the world’s largest healthcare organizations.

He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US) and Certified Information Privacy Technologist (CIPT) from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified Cloud Security Professional from (ISC)2. As one of the leading experts on patient privacy and health data security, Chris has authored dozens of articles and is a frequent speaker at national healthcare industry events.

Speaking Experience

Mr. Bowen is a renowned expert in health-related privacy and has deep expertise in multiple public cloud platforms.  He has spoken nationally on topics spanning health data security, privacy, HIPAA and GDPR compliance, cybercrime, and breach preparedness. In the past four years alone, he has served as a faculty member for and lectured at the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Health Law Institute, as well as presented at:

  • multiple, consecutive National HIMSS Conferences
  • the Amazon Alexa Challenge in Seattle
  • the Start-X-Med: Stanford Inaugural Conference in Palo Alto
  • two Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (WEDI) Annual Conferences
  • the American Health Lawyers Association Health Information and Technology Practice Group
  • the Healthcare Informatics RBMA 360 conference
  • the National Dental EDI Council (NDEDIC) as keynote, to name a few.

He has been published by Network World, HealthDATA Management, Becker’s Health IT & CIO Review, Mission Critical, Healthcare Business News (DotMed), Journal of mHealth (UK), HIT Leaders and News, Healthcare Info Security, California Health Information Association (CHIA) Journal, and many others.

He holds a M.B.A. and B.S. in Economics from Arizona State University.

Presentation Topics

  • How US Healthcare Providers Should Prepare for GDPR
  • Why the new EU privacy rule will be challenging for providers
  • Who does what in the wake of a healthcare data breach
  • How to keep the top exec up to speed on security issues
  • Nine Common Security and Compliance Risks and How to Overcome Them
  • A CIO’s Journey to the Cloud
  • Anatomy of a Ransomware Attack
  • Anatomy of a Healthcare Data Breach
  • Healthcare Cloud Security Myths Debunked
  • Mitigating Security Risks from Medical Devices
  • BYOD Trends, Gaps and Challenges
  • And many more