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We invite you to attend our free Privacy and Security Incident Response Workshop on Thursday, October 18th in Tampa. During this interactive, three-hour educational workshop, industry experts David Finn and Sean Hughes will draw on their firsthand experience of helping healthcare providers respond to an incident and manage an endpoint device security strategy.

Together, they will provide case study examples demonstrating the importance of the various stakeholders in an organization working together when responding to an incident. Attendees will leave better prepared to develop a comprehensive response for the day when the unthinkable happens to their organization. Attendees will also take away best practices for a proactive incident response plan.

A networking session will also take place prior to the workshop from 10:00am-10:30am. This will allow for attendees to meet with one another and our industry expert speakers.

Topics covered include:

The current threat landscape and latest trends in healthcare

Real-world examples and case study

The business case for a strong incident response process

Best practices for creating an incident response playbook

Steps to assess if an incident requires HIPAA breach notification

Interactive roundtable response exercise

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Why You Should Attend

  • Networking opportunity with speakers and attendees
  • Ponemon Institute’s research found that the average total cost of a data breach went from $3.62 to $3.86 million, an increase of 6.4 percent from 2017.
  • Healthcare is being targeted by malware and ransomware, and understanding the threat is the first step to be able to respond to an incident.
  • Understanding the impact of an incident on the entire organization is critical to assuring the appropriate response plan is in place.
  • Security measures have to be proactive rather than reactive.
  • 78% of providers experienced a healthcare ransomware or malware attack in 2017.
  • Cyber incident response cannot be adequately addressed by IT alone in today’s regulatory environment.
  • The largest healthcare data breaches from 2017 that were reported to OCR were mainly caused by hacking or IT incidents, including ransomware attacks.
  • 98% of healthcare providers have not implemented the email authentication standard that reduces phishing emails.


  • What Could Go Wrong?
  • War Stories
  • Why Have an Incident Response Plan
  • Purpose of an Incident Response Plan
  • Who Needs to be Involved?
  • Lunch (provided)
  • Planning & Creating an Incident Response Playbook
  • Documentation & Breach Assessment
  • Making the Business Case for the Incident Response Plan

Who Should Attend

  • Privacy Officers & Analysts
  • Security Officers & Analysts
  • Chief Compliance Officers & Analysts
  • CIOs, CISOs, ISOs
  • IT Directors
  • HIM Directors
  • Legal Professionals
  • C-Suite Stakeholders

Speaker Bio

David FinnExecutive Vice President, Strategic Innovation
David has been involved in leading the planning, management, and control of enterprise-wide, mission-critical information technology and business processes for more than 30 years. His unique experience in risk management and control objectives of technology (including audit, security, and privacy) allows him a distinctive perspective in the design and implementation of business applications and the processes that the technology must support. David is focused on using technology as an enabler of operating efficiency and deriving business value through the optimization and control of technology. He is known for creatively engaging all types of audiences, conveying messages that even change-resistant users listen to and remember. David is a member of the Health Management Technology Editorial Advisory Board.

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Sean HughesExecutive Vice President, Managed Print Services
Prior to joining CynergisTek, Sean held a variety of key leadership roles for Catholic Health East (now Trinity Health) including VP of Service Management , VP Chief Information Service Administrative Officer and Chief Information Security Officer. His experience included daily accountabilities of service delivery across all customer locations, Service Level Management, Information Services strategy and execution, acquisitions and divestitures, financial management and reporting as well as the development and implementation of an Enterprise Information Security program.

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What Past Attendees are Saying

I appreciate an organization that is willing to share information for free. Those that have little to give keep what little they have close. However when you are willing to share for free, there is more to be had and they are truly at the top of their field.

P. Smith, BridgePoint Hospital Capitol Hill

“Thank you so much for the chance to attend this event. It was a great program, well presented and the appropriate length of time. I look forward to participating again in the future.”

C. Mirza, Supervisor, Clinical Research

Read more about the positive feedback we received from our workshops in 2017.

Read more about the positive feedback we received from our workshops in 2018.


October 18, 2018
10:30 am - 1:30 pm EDT
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