Strategic Cybersecurity and Risk Issues for Health Care Leadership

The importance of education, training and awareness to keep hospitals safe and secure

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  • Event Time: Noon Central

John Riggi from the AHA will provide an overview of the current cybersecurity threat landscape facing health care organizations. This will detail the unique threats and considerations that health care leadership needs to take into consideration when developing organizational strategic focus, budgets and clinical workflows.

John Strand will focus on the perception of cybersecurity issues within the organization such as organizational culture, training and compliance and other issues facing senior leadership. He will emphasize the role that formal education and training has to help keep organizations and their patients safe and secure.

In addition, they will exchange dialogue on some of the more unique and relevant threats facing the industry right now. This webinar will end with a link to a landing page, which will offer a significant, one-time discount exclusively to AHA members for a number of SANS courses.

What You Will Learn:

  • General education of cybersecurity threat landscape
  • How cybersecurity education is a key component of an effective cybersecurity risk management program
  • Education and tools available to help organizations reduce risk and liability

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Thought Leaders

John Strand
Senior Instructor, SANS
Owner, Black Hills Information Security
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John Strand is the owner of Black Hills Information Security, a firm specializing in penetration testing, Active Defense and Hunt Teaming services. He is the also the CTO of Active Countermeasures, a firm dedicated to tracking advanced attackers inside and outside your network.

John is an experienced speaker, having done presentations to the FBI, NASA, the NSA and at various industry conferences. He is a senior instructor with the SANS Institute teaching:

  • SEC504 - Hacker Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling
  • SEC560 - Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking
  • SEC580 - Metasploit Kung Fu for Enterprise Pen Testing
  • SEC550 - Offensive Countermeasures, Active Defense and Cyber Deception

And the lead course author of:

SANS 504: Hacker Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling

He also co-hosts Security Weekly, the world's largest information security podcast; co-authored "Offensive Countermeasures: The Art of Active Defense;" and writes loud rock music and makes various futile attempts at fly-fishing.

John Riggi
Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity and Risk
American Hospital Association (AHA)
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John Riggi, having spent nearly 30 years as a highly decorated veteran of the FBI, serves as the Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity and Risk for the American Hospital Association (AHA) and their 5000+ member hospitals. In this role John serves as a resource nationally to assist members identify and combat cyber and other sources of risk to their organizations. Additionally, John will support the AHA’s policy efforts and Federal agency relations on cyber and other risk related issues. Previously, John led BDO Advisory’s Cybersecurity and Financial Crimes Practice. While at the FBI, John served as a representative to the White House Cyber Response Group. He also led the FBI Cyber national program to develop mission critical partnerships with the health care and other critical infrastructure sectors for the investigation and exchange of information related to national security and criminal-related cyber threats.

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