The SANS Survey of IT Security in Health Care

  • Wednesday, October 30 at 1:00 PM EDT
  • Barbara Filkins, Daniel Berger, Pete Angstadt, David Schreiber and JD Sherry


  • Oracle
  • Redspin
  • Tenable Network Security
  • Trend Micro Inc.


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 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.

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, Vice President of Technology and Solutions for Trend Micro, is responsible for providing guidance and awareness regarding Trend Micro's entire security portfolio aimed at protecting both commercial and government cloud ecosystems. Well-versed in health care and data center architecture, Mr. Sherry has successfully implemented large-scale public, private and hybrid clouds, leveraging the latest in virtualization technologies. Over the last eight years, 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. Mr. Sherry also has an extensive background in developing and bringing to market mobility platforms and applications. JD has spent the last 12 years in senior IT leadership roles and has an MBA/IT degree from Jones University and a BS degree from the University of Nebraska.

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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