The conference, in Boston Sept. 11-12, 2017, will address how to become a cybersecurity superhero, surviving on a tight budget, world-class strategy, emerging technologies and more.
Cybersecurity is the most pressing issue in healthcare right now and, by many accounts, the market segment is on the verge of disruption.
That’s where I see things standing, heading into the Healthcare Security Forum in Boston during mid-September.
Just when it looked like WannaCry was about as bad as things could get, along came Petya (nee NotPetya) to rattle hospitals and other infosec pros even more. Add those bits of ransomware and wiper malware to an evolving threat landscape peppered with unsecured medical devices and the ongoing stream of data breaches — against the backdrop tight security budgets and a staffing shortage — and it doesn’t appear that today’s security challenges will ease up anytime soon.
That said, a number of technologies are emerging and bringing big promise for securing health data. Artificial intelligence and machine learning are among those, as is Blockchain.