CynergisTek to Host Inaugural Client Conference Focused on Cybersecurity & Privacy Challenges in Healthcare

CAPP Community Conference Looks at Medical Device Security, Risk Prevention, Privacy and Many Other Core Issues in Healthcare Data Protection

Austin, TX – April 8, 2019 – CynergisTek, Inc., a leader in healthcare cybersecurity, privacy, and compliance, today announced it will host its first CAPP (Compliance Assist Partner Program) Community Conference: Cybersecurity 2019 on May 2-3, 2019 in Austin, TX. The two-day client conference will focus on the past, present, and future of cybersecurity and privacy in healthcare.

The CAPP Community Conference will offer an all-star lineup of guest speakers, researchers, educators and participants, along with collaborative panel discussions showcasing privacy and security best practices and peer-to-peer networking opportunities. Industry experts will lead sessions exploring some of the most pressing issues facing the healthcare industry, including vendor breaches and risks, new state privacy laws, privacy and security culture, and medical device security.

CynergisTek announced that the opening keynote speaker is Malcolm (M. K.) Palmore, Head of the San Francisco FBI Cybersecurity Branch-Assistant Special Agent in Charge and veteran cybercrime fighter. He will kick off the conference with a presentation that provides an in-depth scan of the cybersecurity threats facing healthcare and will set the stage by providing attendees with valuable insights to manage cyber risks.

Other notable sessions taking place at the CAPP Community Conference include:

  • The Behind the Scenes of a Breach Experience: Moderator Marti Arvin, Executive Advisor at CynergisTek; Panelists Iliana Peters, Shareholder at Polsinelli; Jeremy Molnar, SVP of Security Services at CynergisTek; Chuck Podesta, CIO at UC Irvine Health; and M. K. Palmore, FBI. This panel will take place Thursday, May 2 at 11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CT.
  • California & Beyond, Impacts of New State Data Protection and Privacy Laws: David Holtzman, Executive Advisor at CynergisTek. This session will take place Thursday, May 2 at 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. CT.
  • Strategies for Managing Non-traditional Endpoint Security: From Assessment to Managed Services, Approaches for Medical Device Security: Moderator David Finn, EVP of Strategic Innovation at CynergisTek; Axel Wirth, Distinguished Technical Architect, U.S. Healthcare Industry at Symantec Corporation; Cory Blacketer, Medical Device Security Consultant, and Jeremy Molnar, SVP of Security Services at CynergisTek. This panel will take place Friday, May 3 at 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. CT.
  • Responding to Cybersecurity Skills Shortage, Education and Other Initiatives: Mac McMillan, CEO at CynergisTek; Gen. Bernie Skoch, CyberPatriot National Commissioner at the Air Force Association; Dr. Leanne Fields, Clinical Professor at The University of Texas at Austin and Director of Digital Healthcare Innovation at McCombs School of Business; and Keith Graat, Information Security Officer at Sutter Health. This session will take place Friday, May 3 at 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. CT.

“The CynergisTek team put together an amazing group of speakers and topics to discuss one of the most important challenges of our time – protecting healthcare information and patients,” said McMillan. “We are very excited to be able to create this community experience for our clients and look forward to seeing many of our customers come together for this event.”

CynergisTek has been approved by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) to award a total of 12 continuing education credits to attendees of the CAPP Community Conference: Cybersecurity 2019. CHIME members may claim their CEUs for this event by entering them on the CHIME website here. This education activity has been submitted to the HCCA Compliance Certification Board (CCB)® and is currently pending their review for approval of CCB CEUs.

To register for the conference and view the full agenda, visit here.

About CynergisTek, Inc. 

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 privacy, security, and compliance 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.

Forward-Looking Statements 

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April 8th, 2019|

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