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Hacks on Health Care: How to Make a Vulnerable Industry Cyber-Secure
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 / 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Kim McCleary, Managing Director, FasterCures

Joshua Corman, Director, Cyber Statecraft Initiative, Atlantic Council
Kevin McDonald, Director, Clinical Information Security, Mayo Clinic
Suzanne Schwartz, CDRH Associate Director for Science and Strategic Partnerships, Food and Drug Administration
Mark Wilson, Chief Evangelist, Blackberry

While data breaches like those experienced by Yahoo and the DNC tend to grab the headlines, health care was the most cyber-attacked industry in 2016, and its data security practices lag behind other industries', making it an increasingly desirable target. From electronic medical records to networked medical devices - institutional and personal - these tools have great potential rewards, but also risks in the digital era. Questions will include:

  • Why do health-care industry security practices lag behind other sectors?
  • What threats exist to individuals' privacy and safety, and to this critical piece of national infrastructure?
  • What actions should be taken to address our vulnerabilities, and how are "white hat" hackers helping?