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Health Care Data for Sale: Now What?

  • Monday, June 23, 2014 at 1:00 PM EDT (2014-06-23 17:00:00 UTC)
  • Isabelle Dumont, Greg Porter


  • Palo Alto Networks

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The theft of Protected Health Information ("PHI") shows no signs of slowing, as compromised patient data is being used daily to engage in outright fraud. Activities range from illegally accessing a variety of medical services and procuring prescription drugs, to defrauding insurance providers and passing undue expense onto the consumer. The theft and illegal use of PHI not only threatens the economics of our healthcare system, but also puts lives at risk and erodes patient trust. This webcast will present examples of PHI being bought and sold on the Internet, convey some of the means that criminals are using to obtain PHI, and conclude with considerations for improving security operations to identify and ideally prevent the theft of patient data.

Speaker Bios

Greg Porter

Greg Porter is the Founder of Allegheny Digital, an information security firm specializing in enterprise security operations, incident response, and network security monitoring. For the past several years, Mr. Porter has both led and delivered comprehensive Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act ("HIPAA") security assessments that monitor, test and audit the effectiveness of information system controls designed to protect patient data. Most recently, he has been focused on the availability of Protected Health Information ("PHI") on the public Internet as well as examining the secure configuration of electronic health records systems.

Isabelle Dumont

Isabelle leads industry initiatives at Palo Alto Networks with special focus on healthcare, government, critical infrastructure, and financial services. She has extensive experience in enterprise infrastructure, analytics, mobile computing and innovative, disruptive technologies in general. Prior to joining Palo Alto Networks in 2012, she held strategic marketing positions at Oracle, CollabNet, SEVEN Networks and IRI Software. Isabelle holds a Master of Artificial Intelligence.

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