Privacy and security experts addresses giant Anthem breach

A new session at the HIMSS Media/Healthcare IT News Privacy & Security Forum next week pulls together top security officers to discuss strategies and best practices to protect healthcare organizations against cyber attacks like the one that hit Anthem last month.

The panel includes: Karl West, CISO, Intermountain Healthcare, Ron Mehring, CISO, Texas Health Resources, Barbara Filkins, systems engineer/infrastructure design, SANS, and Deborah Kobza, executive director NH-ISAC.

The Privacy & Security Forum will take March 5-6 in San Diego. More than 30 speakers from leading healthcare organizations will participate in 20+ sessions, sharing solutions and best practices to the most pressing healthcare privacy and security issues, including, among others, BYOD, insider threats, cyber security, and managing 3rd party risk.

In late January, Anthem notified 80 million of its members and employees that their social security numbers, dates of birth and personal data were swiped in one of the nation's biggest cyber attacks yet.

In the session “Wake-up Call: Anthem Attack Serves Notice to Healthcare,” speakers will discuss their immediate reaction to the breach, as well as discuss the administrative and technical controls required to mitigate the chance of it happening again.

Click here for more information on the forum and to register.