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SANS Survey of IT Security in Health Care Part II: About the Data

  • Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 1:00 PM EST (2013-12-18 18:00:00 UTC)
  • Geoff Schwartz, Barbara Filkins


  • Oracle

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The 2013 Inaugural SANS Healthcare Security Survey revealed that organizations place faith in perimeter defenses as the major strategy for securing the enterprise when the biggest concern these organizations have is the human already inside the perimeter. The two major computing trends for the healthcare industry -- mobile and cloud -- only compound this false sense of security with more access to data across an undefined perimeter.

Building on the results of this survey, our speakers, Barb Filkins, SANS Analyst, and Oracle's Geoff Schwartz, will discuss how to approach information security from the inside of the enterprise out. Attend this webcast and learn how to address key issues raised in the survey, including:

  • What is the most valuable data attackers are after (note it all has to do with
  • financial payout) and where its located
  • How a framework of trust around data supplants perimeter defenses
  • Balancing security with compliance in and out of the cloud
  • How can effective security play into the clinical workflow
  • And what about the security issues around healthcare.gov

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.

Geoff Schwartz

Geoff Schwartz is a Senior Security Sales Consultant focusing on Oracle's Identity Governance, Access Management and Database Security solutions. Based in California, Geoff has been a Sales Consultant and Architect in the identity and access management industry for over 14 years. In this role, he regularly works with Oracle customers focusing on real-world successes and challenges addressing regulatory compliance, internal governance and risk while at the same time driving efficiency through increased user productivity and reduced operational costs.

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