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2017 Cybersecurity Forum

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 7:30AM-12PM EDT
Venue Address: 
Renaissance Washington
999 Ninth Street NW
Washington , DC 20001
Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 7:30AM-12PM EDT
2017-05-04 07:30:00 2017-05-04 12:00:00 America/New_York 2017 Cybersecurity Forum See more details at: Renaissance Washington, 999 Ninth Street NW, Washington, DC
Venue Address: 
Renaissance Washington
999 Ninth Street NW
Washington , DC 20001

Event Details



'Prescription for healthcare cyber'

The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) invites you to the annual Cybersecurity Forum on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at the Renaissance Washington in Washington, DC. This year's theme "Prescription for Healthcare Cybersecurity " will focus on challenges and barriers the health care industry encounters when securing itself against cyber-attacks.

Nearly four-fifths of executives at healthcare providers and payers say their information technology has been compromised by cyber-attacks. Since many organizations achieved their interconnectivity by evolution, resulting in inadequate controls, investment in cybersecurity needs to become part of a cohesive, coordinated digital strategy. Effective, low-cost mechanisms are already in place to shield against many elements of the cyber threat. However, far too often executive leaders wait until they are compromised to test their response plans or do not fully embrace cyber as a business risk.

Three panels, comprised of civilian, defense, and commercial health care executives, will discuss how they have implemented strategies and safeguards to address evolving cybersecurity threats. The panel will also explore technology barriers and gaps required to effectively share information and threat intel across healthcare sectors. Greater understanding and guidance are needed to help healthcare bolster information security and reduce their organization’s footprint to cyber threats. In reality, Cybersecurity is an enterprise-wide risk management issue that needs to be addressed from a strategic, cross-sector, supply chain, and economic perspective.

Join us to explore Effective Risk Reduction Strategies to Achieve Justification for Healthcare Cybersecurity Investments.

What You'll Learn:

  • How to align strategic security planning with business strategy
  • How government is working with healthcare providers to address the numerous risks associated with Medical Devices and IoT
  • How to communicate risks in business terms and leverage sound security practices in your organization
  • Discussion and review of the expansion and enhancement of threat sharing information in regards to Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA)

Who Should Attend:

  • Federal CXOs (CIOs/CISOs/CTOs), other Government executives (e.g. S&T Directors), & those charged with developing robust cyber defenses across Federal IT infrastructure
  • Organizations providing healthcare services or healthcare information technology
  • Government agencies who share, update, connect, or store sensitive and Personally identifiable information (PII)


  • John Abeles, President and CEO, System 1, Inc.
  • Royce Allen, Enterprise Cybersecuriy Architect, Office of Cyber Security Policy and Compliance, Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Maggie Amato, Director of the Healthcare Cybersecurity Communications and Integration Center (HCCIC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • Chip Block, Vice PresidentEvolver, Inc.
  • Stephen Curren, Director, Division of Resilience, Office of Emergency Management, HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
  • Michael Ebert, Partner, National Healthcare Life Sciences Leader for Cyber Services, KPMG
  • David Jollow. CISSP, CISM, Chief Information Security Officer, Nemours Children's Health System 
  • Servio Medina, DHA HIT (J-6) Cybersecurity Policy Lead
  • Iliana Peters, Senior Advisor for HIPAA Compliance and Enforcement, HHS Office for Civil Rights
  • Don Rahn, Director, Information Security, INOVA Health Systems
  • Tim Rudolph, Vice President, Cybersecurity, Evolver, Inc. and Former CTO of Air Force Life Cycle Management Center and Cybersecurity Designated Approval Authority for Air Force Systems
  • Leo Scanlon, HHS Senior Advisor for Healthcare and Public Health Sector Cybersecurity and Deputy Chief Information Security Officer Office of the Chief Information Officer Department of Health and Human Services
  • Suzanne B. Schwartz MD, MBA, Associate Director for Science and Strategic Partnerships at Center for Devices and Radiological Health/ U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • Tom Verbeck, Chief Technology Officer, Vice President for Business Development, NCR and Retired United States Air Force

Attendees will be eligible to receive 4 CLPs for this event.

Training Fees:
Government: $0
IAC Member: $250
Non-Member: $400

ACT-IAC events are intended to provide an objective and vendor-neutral collaborative environment where government and industry can work together on issues of mutual interest and forge relationships based on trust.  Attendees are requested to avoid using this forum for business development purposes.


Christopher Wlaschin
Executive Director and Chief Information Security Officer, Department of Health and Human Services