CynergisTek Executives to Present at HIMSS20 on Educating the C-Suite on Evolving Security Risks, Addressing Healthcare’s Massive Cybersecurity Workforce Gap

Premier Cybersecurity Consulting Firm to Lead Two Sessions with Health System and Academia Leaders  

Austin, TXFebruary 12, 2020 (HIMSS Booth #4121) — CynergisTek, (NYSE AMERICAN: CTEK), a leader in cybersecurity, privacy, and compliance, today announced that its director of security services, Dave Bailey, and executive advisor, Clyde Hewitt, were selected to present two sessions at the 2020 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 session titled, “Leveraging Metrics to Tell Your Security Risk Story,” Bailey and Randall Frietzsche, enterprise chief information security officer for Denver Health, will explain how security professionals at health systems can leverage data to effectively communicate an organization’s security risk to leadership and non-technical teams. Attendees will learn best practices for educating the C-suite on setting organizational risk tolerance, which metrics resonate most with different audiences within a health system, and how to build a customized dashboard to tell the risk story of an organization. This session will take place on Tuesday, March 10 at 10:30 a.m. ET in Orlando – Orange County Convention Center, W308A.

During the presentation, “Security Workforce Challenges and Strategies,” Hewitt and William Miaoulis, chief information security officer at Auburn University, will discuss the cybersecurity workforce shortage in healthcare and what provider organizations must do to recruit and retain the professionals needed to implement holistic security management programs. More specifically, this session will cover strategies that address workforce issues, such as writing specialized security and compliance job descriptions, building actionable career ladders that address employee retention concerns, and identifying staffing alternatives for scarce skills to supplement the workforce when needed. This session will take place on Thursday, March 12 at 4:00 p.m. ET in the Orlando – Orange County Convention Center, W311A.

“We’re excited to exhibit and present at HIMSS to explore critical security issues in healthcare, as we’ve all witnessed the uptick in ransomware and other malicious attacks in the industry over the past year,” said Caleb Barlow, CEO of CynergisTek. “HIMSS gives us the opportunity to raise awareness of and educate attendees on healthcare’s most pressing information management challenges, as well as connect with industry peers and colleagues. We’re thrilled to be recognized as a resource for hospital and health system leaders building out and shoring up their privacy and security protections.”

CynergisTek will also exhibit at HIMSS20 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 #4121 at HIMSS20 from March 9 to 13 in Orlando. Media members interested in scheduling 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 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 as a top performing firm in healthcare cybersecurity and was awarded the 2019 Top Healthcare Cybersecurity Consultants in Black Book IT Advisory Outcomes Survey.

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