Presentation focuses on security strategies for social engineering
Carpinteria and Mission Viejo, CA – October 27, 2015 — Redspin, an CynergisTek Company (QTCQB: AUXO), has announced that its Vice President and Managing Consultant, Chris Campbell, an expert in IT security best practices, HIPAA, social engineering, cloud computing and vendor risk, will present at HIMSS’ Summit of the Southeast on October 30, 2015. This summit is the annual HIMSS event for the Middle Tennessee chapter and will be held at the Music City Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Mr. Campbell’s presentation is entitled “Ninjas and Barbarians – Healthcare Security Strategies for Social Engineering.”
Social Engineering is the method used by hackers to gain the trust of employees through manipulation to exploit information needed to get inside an organization and access its data. An example could be a phishing attack via email or pretexting a fabricated scenario to obtain the information the hacker needs.
In a recent study by Ponemon Institute, breaches involving social engineering has cost the healthcare industry $6 billion. “Healthcare needs a drastic cultural change when it comes to safeguarding patient data. Social engineering attacks such as phishing, pretext calls and physical entry represent well over half of healthcare data security breach incidents, yet most healthcare organizations only prepare for and defend against larger brute force attacks,” says Mr. Campbell.
About The Summit of the Southeast
Nashville and the surrounding area is referred to by many as the healthcare capital and as the Summit of the Southeast heads into its 7th year, this year’s HIMSS event expects to draw in top industry leaders to share case studies, best practices and actionable next steps to help organizations face daily challenges and manage emerging technology solutions. Additional information about the event can be found here: http://www.summitofthesoutheast.org/
Redspin is a leading IT security assessment and consulting firm primarily focused on the healthcare market. Since 2001, the company has offered technical security services to protect critical client data, harden web applications, maintain compliance and reduce overall risk through risk assessments and penetration testing.
With its merger with CynergisTek in 2015, Redspin added an IT security consulting practice that specifically tailors security policies and programs for the healthcare industry. CynergisTek, Inc., is a managed print services and IT security company serving more than 220 hospitals. This complete service offering is unique to the marketplace to ensure enterprise-wide security and improve patient experience through its ability to mitigate risk and improve efficiency across the hospital or health system.
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