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Leading Healthcare Security Experts and Provider Clients to Exhibit, Share Strategies on Medical Device Security and Discuss Cybersecurity Best Practices 

 Austin, TX, January 15, 2019 — (HIMSS Booth #4009) — CynergisTek, (NYSE AMERICAN: CTEK), a leader in healthcare cybersecurity, privacy, and information assurance, today announced that its Executive Vice President of Strategic Innovation, David Finn, Vice President of Compliance Strategies, David Holtzman, and Vice President of Security Strategy, Clyde Hewitt, were selected to present three sessions at the 2019 Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Annual Conference and Exhibition. HIMSS brings together 45,000+ health information and technology professionals, clinicians, executives and vendors from around the world.  

In the presentation titled, “Building Business Narratives to Sell Security to the Board,” Finn and Theresa Meadows, Senior Vice President and CIO for Cook Children’s Health Care System, will explain the current business impact of recent data breaches and the importance of investing in a strong security program. This presentation will explore the challenges associated with educating the board and senior leaders of an organization and best practices for establishing successful information security governance in order to mitigate risk across the entire organization. This session will take place on Tuesday, February 12 at 4:15 PM ET in the Orlando – Orange County Convention Center, W320. 

 During the presentation, “Assessing When a Vendor’s Security Incident is a Breach,” Holtzman alongside Shari Lewison, CISO at University of Iowa, will discuss why third-party vendors are constantly a target for breaches and share examples of proper vendor self-assessments. More specifically, this session will identify how covered entities can determine if a reportable breach occurred with a business associate and steps that organizations can implement to determine the root cause of the incident. This session will take place on Wednesday, February 13 at 10:00 AM ET in the Orlando – Orange County Convention Center, W320. 

In the session, “How to Close Biomedical HIPAA Compliance and Security Gaps,” Hewitt and Tracey Hughes, Associate Chief Operating Officer and Senior and Director of Clinical Engineering for Duke Health Technology at Duke Health, will outline the security and compliance risks associated with medical devices. This presentation will address the implications medical devices have on hospital operations and patient safety if they are compromised as well as address the multi-disciplinary management challenges with these devices and proven techniques for increased security. This session will take place on Thursday, February 14 at 2:30 PM ET in the Orlando – Orange County Convention Center, W204A.  

“Once again, we’re thrilled to be presenting and exhibiting at HIMSS, especially as the healthcare industry continues to be one of the largest targets for security and privacy-related incidents,” said Mac McMillan, CEO of CynergisTek. “It provides a great platform for us to help HIMSS raise awareness and educate attendees on the most pressing security, privacy and compliance challenges facing the industry. It’s also a great opportunity to engage with industry leaders, executives, and attendees seeking proper security procedures and best practices for protecting their organization against the evolving threat landscape.” 

CynergisTek will also be exhibiting at HIMSS19 and attendees will have the opportunity to speak with company executives to learn more about the latest threats and best practices in security, privacy, and compliance. To learn more about CynergisTek, stop by booth #4009 at HIMSS19 from February 11 to 15 in Orlando. To schedule a meeting with one of CynergisTek’s executives, please contact Danielle Johns at DJohns@ariamarketing.com.   

About CynergisTek 

CynergisTek is a top-ranked cybersecurity firm dedicated to serving the information assurance needs of the healthcare industry. CynergisTek offers specialized services and solutions to help organizations achieve security, privacy, compliance, and document output goals. Since 2004, the company has served as a partner to hundreds of healthcare organizations and is dedicated to supporting and educating the industry by contributing to relevant industry associations. The company has been recognized by KLAS in the 2016 and 2018 Cybersecurity reports as a top performing firm in healthcare cybersecurity as well as the 2017 Best in KLAS winner for Cybersecurity Advisory Services.  


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Danielle Johns
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Aria Marketing
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