CIO/ CISO National Healthcare Virtual Panel

N0vember 4, 2021

Ransomware’s Impact to today’s modern Healthcare and Life Science Ecosystem

Health Systems continue to be exposed to ransomware attacks during the global pandemic with increased impact to patient care and exposure to large global integrated health delivery systems. Patients have recognized significant patient care impacts such as rescheduled surgeries, increased patient wait times, delayed COVID-19 test results, and challenges filling prescription medications. This presentation will provide healthcare executives a guide to understanding how their organization is positioned to protect against emerging ransomware threats.

Learning Objectives:

  • Provide thought leadership to current cyber security events
  • Share industry experience and how they have impacted health systems.
  • Educate leaders on what core security program elements should be foundationally in place.

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Fortinet Healthcare solutions provide top-rated network and content security, as well as secure access products that share intelligence and work together to form a cooperative fabric. Our unique security fabric combines security processors, an intuitive operating system, and applied threat intelligence to deliver broad protection and visibility to every network segment, device, and appliance, whether virtual, in the cloud, or on-premises. Security resources automatically synchronize to enforce policies, coordinate automated responses to threats, and easily manage different security solutions and products through a single console. [email protected]

Speakers Include...

Troy Ament
Field CISO for Healthcare

Salwa Rafee
Global Managing Director
Healthcare Security
Accenture Security

Rick Doten
Centene Corporation/Carolina Complete Health

Howard Haile
SCL Health

Todd Bell
CISO & Executive Director IT Compliance
Valleywise Health

Speaker:  Troy Ament, Field CISO for Healthcare

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Troy Ament – Fortinet Field CISO for Healthcare brings more than 20 years of experience to Fortinet transforming information technology and security programs, with 14 years in the healthcare sector as an executive overseeing clinical technology implementations and serving as the Chief Information Security Officer at two of the largest integrated health delivery systems in the United States.

Before joining Fortinet, Troy held the positions of Chief Information Security Officer at Beaumont Health and Director, Chief Information Security Officer at Sanford Health where he had oversight of the Security Technology, Security Operations, Identity and Access Management, and Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) Teams.

Troy has been instrumental in forming multiple healthcare cyber security boards that focus on the medical device and IoT security and national healthcare cyber security task forces and engaging the education sector to produce more healthcare cyber security graduates and professionals. Troy has extensive public speaking experience at multiple national and regional conferences, speaking to members of congress, senate, and government agencies educating and advocating for healthcare cyber security. He holds degrees in computer information systems from the University of Mary and North Dakota State College of Science.

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Speaker:  Salwa Rafee, Global Managing Director, Healthcare Security, Accenture Security

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Healthcare Industry Expert and Global Managing Director at Accenture Security, leading our community of security executives in NA, Europe and Growth Markets to enable the transformation to digital health and provide world-class solutions to secure medical data and protect the health sector.
Over 20 years of progressive leadership roles in managing global business in Government, Healthcare, Life Sciences, and Education Industries. Salwa leads teams of SMEs, MDs, Technical Architects, and Senior Executives in the development of corporate strategies to create and deploy innovative solutions that leverage integrated technologies and industry differentiation across multiple domains.
With a tremendous passion for the industry, Salwa’s expertise includes exemplary strategy design, security frameworks and regulations, innovative solutions and outstanding leadership competencies. She is part of several advisory boards in the industry and academia as well as the senior leadership team at Accenture.
Salwa authored several whitepapers and articles on Global Regulations for Medical Devices, Ransomware in Healthcare, Patient Privacy & Interoperability Standards at Health-ISAC, Security Intelligence, and LinkedIn platforms.
Salwa is an invited speaker at HIMSS, AHIMA, CHIME, Watson IoT Center, and Cyber Fusion Centers, and CIO/CISO Summits.

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3:00pm-3:10pm (EST)

Opening Remarks & Executive Introductions

3:10pm-3:20pm (EST)

Host Introduction

3:20pm-4:00pm (EST)

CIO/CISO Panel Hosted by Sponsor

4:00pm-4:30pm (EST)

Executive Discussion

Title Representation

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