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Exposing Malicious Threats to Health Care IT

  • Thursday, March 6th, 2014 at 1:00 PM (13:00:00 EDT/US Eastern)
  • Barbara Filkins and Jeff Harrell
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What types of sites, endpoints and devices in the healthcare community are actually infected, stealing information and hosting other malicious activities? Based on a study of more than six million points of presence, thousands of which belong to the healthcare industry and exhibit hostile behavior, learn more about problems in the health care industry and what can be done to overcome them, as well as other fundamental questions specific to the industry.

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Speaker Bios

Barbara Filkins

Barb Filkins has done extensive work in system procurement, vendor selection and vendor negotiations in her career as a systems engineering and infrastructure design consultant. Based in Southern California, she sees security as a process that she calls "policy, process, platforms, pipes, AND people." Most recently she's been involved with HIPAA security issues in the health and human services industry with clients ranging from federal agencies (DoD and VA), municipalities and commercial businesses. Her interest in information security comes from its impact on all aspects of the system lifecycle as well as its relation to many of the issues faced by modern society that is dependant on automation — privacy, identity theft, exposure to fraud, and the legal aspects of enforcing information security. She holds the SANS GSEC (Gold) and GCIH (Silver, working towards Gold), and the GHSC.

Jeff Harrell

Jeff Harrell is the senior director of product marketing at Norse, which offers proactive, intelligence-based security solutions that enable organizations to identify and defend against today’s advanced cyberthreats. Jeff has over 15 years of experience in the IT security industry managing product management and product marketing teams to build and market security solutions from end users to large enterprises. Jeff’s areas of expertise include cloud technology, threat intelligence, compliance, vulnerability management, configuration auditing and encryption. Before joining Norse, Jeff worked for security and technology companies including nCircle, Qualys, McAfee, PGP and eMusic.

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