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The SANS Survey of IT Security in Health Care

  • Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 1:00 PM EDT (2013-10-30 17:00:00 UTC)
  • Pete Angstadt, JD Sherry, David Schreiber, Daniel Berger, Barbara Filkins


  • Oracle
  • Redspin
  • Tenable
  • Trend Micro Inc.

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Is the industry ready, willing or able to respond to the rapidly evolving world of electronic health care? Can health care as a whole keep up with advances in cybercrime? What are the concerns of professionals working or active in the health care IT community, and what threats are of the greatest concern to them? Are cloud computing or mobile devices changing the landscape for health care IT experts? What business drivers and technical solutions are they planning to implement in the coming year? This survey is designed to foster a deeper understanding of and visibility into IT security as it affects the increasingly complex health care industry.

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Speaker Bios

Barbara Filkins

Barb Filkins, a senior SANS analyst who holds the CISSP and SANS GSEC (Gold) and GCH (Gold) certifications, has done extensive work in system procurement, vendor selection and vendor negotiations as a systems engineering and infrastructure design consultant. 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, focusing on issues related to automation - privacy, identity theft and exposure to fraud, as well as the legal aspects of enforcing information security. Barbara sees security as an interaction of policy, process, platforms, pipes AND people.

Daniel Berger

Daniel W. Berger is the president and CEO of Redspin, Inc., an IT security assessment company based in Santa Barbara, Calif. He was directly responsible for deploying Redspin's IT security risk analysis methodology at nearly 100 hospitals in the past two years, and is a frequent speaker and blogger on healthcare IT security. He is also the author of Redspin's Annual Breach Report Protected Health Information." Before joining Redspin, he spent 25 years in the global networking industry, holding senior sales, marketing and general management positions in companies ranging from the Fortune 500 to ground-floor start-ups. He received a commendation in 1996 from the Oklahoma City Department of Health for his participation in its conference The Role of Technology in Disaster Preparedness. He is an honors graduate of Colby College in Waterville, ME and was awarded distinction in his major field of study.

David Schreiber

David is responsible for vertical marketing programs that help prospective customers in healthcare, financial services, higher-education and other industries gain awareness of the benefits and value delivered by Tenable's enterprise solutions. Focusing on Tenable Security Center, Security Center Continuous View and Log Correlation Engine, David seeks opportunities for educating networking, security and compliance professionals about the ways Tenable's solutions streamline vulnerability scanning, administration and reporting. A graduate of the University of Utah, David lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

JD Sherry

JD Sherry, well-versed in enterprise, data center and cloud architectures, has successfully implemented large-scale public, private and hybrid clouds leveraging the latest in virtualization and security technologies. Over the past decade, he has established himself as a trusted senior advisor and cloud security specialist for the protection of Payment Card Industry (PCI), Health Information Privacy Act (HIPAA), and Personally Identifiable Information (PII) data. JD also has an extensive background in developing and bringing to market mobility platforms and applications, which includes a patent on authentication: System and Method for Authentication Using a Graphical Password. JD speaks globally about the challenges of securing information in today's Internet of Everything.

Pete Angstadt

Pete Angstadt is regional vice president of security for Oracle's health care and higher education organizations across the United States. He is responsible for the managing sales, field engagement and customer interaction for Oracle security solutions across these industries. The Oracle security solutions include identity and access management, fraud detection and data security. Pete brings over 15 years of technology sales and management experience to his current role at Oracle and has run security teams in health care for more than 10 years.

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