St. Louis Entrepreneurs Raising Alarm About Frequent Healthcare Cyberattacks
St. Louis entrepreneurs are putting on a Healthcare Hackers webinar series to increase awareness and provide solutions to cyberattacks against vulnerabilities in healthcare provider networks and medical devices.
ST. LOUIS, April 10, 2018 (Newswire.com) - Alpine Security®, HIPAAComplete® and Displays That Pay® are putting on a new webinar series focused on healthcare cybersecurity and how providers can protect patient data and medical devices from cyberattacks.
The April 11 "Healthcare Hackers Webinar" will review the history of disturbing breaches of protected patient data and medical devices and discuss solutions to prevent similar breaches. These breaches have resulted in millions of dollars in fines, lost revenue and reduced patient loyalty.
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Ransomware and stolen PHI are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to cyberattacks in healthcare. The growing number of vulnerable networked medical devices, from pacemakers to MRI Systems, is great cause for alarm.
The hacking group known as TheDarkOverlord has remained active and made its presence known in a series of high-profile breaches including local small medical practices in the St. Louis area. The same group has remained active with multiple attacks, the most recent being 16,428 patient records in September 2017 from SMART ("Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Therapy") in Massachusetts.
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Hacked medical devices could be the next big security nightmare. There are currently between 10 and 15 connected devices per hospital bed in the United States, many of which are vulnerable to attack. Anything that connects wirelessly to other equipment can be compromised, with historically low levels of security on medical instruments and embedded devices already linked to a number of security attacks. Learn more about Hacked Medical Devices.
WEBINAR EVENT INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION
Title: Healthcare Hackers Webinar - Best Practices for Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing
Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 11 a.m. Central
- Christian Espinosa, CEO, Alpine Security
- Gerald Caussade, CEO, HIPAAComplete
The April webinar will focus on how to protect patient data using "vulnerability and penetration testing" techniques and technology.
"Ransomware and stolen PHI are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to cyberattacks in healthcare. The growing number of vulnerable networked medical devices, from pacemakers to MRI Systems, is great cause for alarm," stated Christian Espinosa, CEO, Alpine Security.
"It's easy to feel helpless because of the number of hacking incidents in the news. However, it's easier to secure a small facility because of fewer Internet connections and less hardware to secure. Mr. Espinosa and I will go over affordable and easy solutions that make the hackers look elsewhere," says Gerald Caussade, CEO, HIPAAComplete.
The webinar series is being produced by Mark Rice, CEO/founder of Displays That Pay® LLC. "We produced one of the first webinars focused on HIPAA compliance with Omtool and Xerox Corporation. Now that we partnered with HIPAAComplete, we again have the opportunity to educate the healthcare community and add the cybersecurity edge to the story with the expertise from Christian Espinosa at Alpine Security," says Rice, a veteran webinar producer with 18 years' experience.
Alpine Security is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) providing cybersecurity assessment services including healthcare penetration testing, risk assessments, incident response, audits and digital forensics. Alpine Security also provides cybersecurity certification hands-on technical training. Alpine Security believes it is better to have an ally determine your weaknesses than the enemy. Alpine Security is based in the Greater St. Louis area and adds value to clients worldwide.
Christian Espinosa has held over 20 cybersecurity certifications and has patented several cybersecurity technologies and solutions. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force and holds an engineering degree from the U.S. Air Force Academy and an MBA in computer and information management from Webster University. Christian is also a cybersecurity professor at Maryville University.
HIPAAComplete manages the HIPAA compliance data for over 1,200 organizations nationwide.
Gerald Caussade is a serial entrepreneur who founded one of the first business tools, ClearAccess, in 1989, and a leading software migration company, Mobilize.Net, in 1997, and most recently, HIPAAComplete in 2013. Mr. Caussade is a speaker on HIPAA compliance, artificial intelligence and web-based security.
Displays That Pay LLC
Displays that Pay provides "MyCare Displays," an affordable and secure tablet-based cloud platform for seniors that empowers caregivers to keep in touch with their loved ones, contributing to their independence, well-being and quality of life. Mark Rice, CEO and founder, is producing the Healthcare Hackers Webinar series.
Source: Alpine Security
Categories: Healthcare Technology