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Join us for this exclusive conference dedicated to lowering cyber risk within the health care industry!

You will hear from health care leaders about their experiences mitigating and combating against cyber attacks.

Industry experts will share their insights into minimizing the risk of attacks and steps to take once an attack has occurred.

Who is this conference for?

Health Care Information Technology Leaders
Health Care Executives (CEOs, VPs) and Board Members
Health Emergency Preparedness Professionals
Health Care Risk Professionals

Making the decision to prioritize and resource cybersecurity in health care will require organizational culture shifts and increased support and direction from leadership, as well as changes to the way providers perform their duties in clinical environments.

Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force, Report on Improving Health Care Industry Cybersecurity.

Why should you attend?

1. GET INSIGHTS

into other organizations’ cyber attack stories and lessons learned.

 

2. SHARE

information about your cybersecurity resources, challenges, and ideas to strengthen the cyber resilience of the health care sector.

 

3. CONNECT

with experts in this field. Make new contacts and discover new opportunities.

Agenda

Wednesday, November 17, 2021
All times in Eastern Time

09:00 AM

Log In

09:20 AM

Opening Remarks From Your Chairs


Brendan Kwolek
CIO
Halton Healthcare


Kopiha Nathan
Privacy and Compliance Officer
HIROC

09:30 AM
Session 1

Case Study: Phishing Defence Strategies to Build Awareness and Bolster System Security

Like all hospitals, University Health Network has been subjected to increased phishing attacks. To respond effectively, UHN has set up awareness campaigns, tabletop exercises to run through scenarios, as well as developed other in-house security responses to test the robustness of their systems.

Key session takeaways include:

  • How to develop proactive awareness campaigns with respect to cyber security
  • Developing and instituting best practices for responding to phishing attacks
  • How health care organizations can develop partnerships to create regional responses
  • Understand the enhanced security and resources UHN is providing to secure its data systems and medical equipment
  • Learn how tabletop exercises are building resilience and system confidence


Marc Toppings
Vice President & Chief Legal Officer
University Health Network

10:15 AM
Session 2

Response Protocols

Session description to be announced.


David Finley
He/Him
Global Director of Information Assurance and Cyber Security, Data Protection Division
DELL|EMC

11:00 AM

Break

11:10 AM
Session 3

HIROC Networking & Information Sharing Session - Ransomware Attack Simulation: A Cyber Attack Exercise On How To Respond

When attacks occur, you must respond quickly to maximize your effectiveness. With Ransomware attacks the stakes are even higher.

Through this interactive session you will learn a host of duties you are required to carry out when you first encounter a Ransomware attack.

Through active participation in small breakout groups, you will undergo a Ransomware cyberattack exercise. We will provide response strategies and share valuable insights into resiliency and governance.

To understand what an effective Ransomware response looks like, HIROC will hold a networking breakout session where we go over the steps you must take to correctly respond to an event.

Key session takeaways include:

  • Determine how to initiate the response, and how to mobilize your team
  • Create an action plan on how to report the attack up the chain and to authorities
  • Learn the best strategy to going back online, and how to learn from your experience


Kopiha Nathan
Privacy and Compliance Officer
HIROC

12:10 PM
Lunch & Networking
01:00 PM
Session 4

Case Studies and Lessons Learned on Increasing Retention and Impact During Security Awareness Training

Too often front-line workers are ill equipped to deal with cyber-attacks and resorting to “not part of my job description” and “that is for the IT guys to deal with.” Aligning cyber breaches and phishing simulations with training sessions serves as an eye opener for just how easy it is to compromise your own organization.

Through exclusive case studies, we will focus on the lessons learned from training thousands of front-line healthcare workers. Exploring the various approaches from organizations of all sizes, you will understand how learning objectives are met and retained.

Session learning objectives include:

  • Increase your understanding of how to train staff to amplify retention and awareness more effectively
  • Assess the role of visuals (statistics, videos, examples) to convey the importance of cyber security education
  • Attain new stats directly from case studies to demonstrate the efficacy of cyber awareness training
  • Creative ways to design solutions for CHCs with limited budgets
  • Gather lessons learned directly from the IT representatives of organizations who will provide their perspectives through a panel discussion with different perspectives


Simeon Kanev
Privacy Business Lead
Alliance for Healthier Communities


Tyler Kempt
IT System Administrator
Community Health Centres of Northumberland

01:45 PM
Session 5

Cyber Security and Working From Home: Lessons Learned from COVID 19

The COVID 19 outbreak created an unprecedented case study in remote working. With businesses shuttering during the downturn, and hospital staff working both onsite and remotely, attacks still occurred, and the opportunity for security breaches were increased. What did we learn from the front lines of cyber security?

Key session takeaways include:

  • How did training occur, and how effective was it?
  • How did phishing attacks take place and how were they prevented?
  • How was sensitive and patient data protected during remote access?


Mary Jane Dykeman
Partner and Co-Founder
INQ Data Law

02:30 PM
Session 6

Best Practices and Lessons Learned in Building a Robust Cyber Defence Program

Hospitals today are much more technologically intense than at any time in the past. Although this has made patient care much more efficient, and effective, it has also opened up hospitals to cyber-attacks.

As one of the most digitally sophisticated health care organizations in Canada, Humber River Hospital has devoted a great deal of time and resources to protecting its patients, data, and digital infrastructure from bad actors.

Key Takeaways and Learning Objectives Include:

  • Leadership lessons on building a state-of-the-art cyber security program
  • How to develop testing and training programs that effectively counter cyber attacks
  • Why the human element continues to be the best defence to attacks
  • How any organization can improve their own cyber-defence program
  • On the ground examples of how attacks have been avoided and defended


Peter Bak
Chief Information Officer
Humber River Hospital

Speakers

Peter Bak

Chief Information Officer
Humber River Hospital

Mary Jane Dykeman

Partner and Co-Founder
INQ Data Law

Tyler Kempt

IT System Administrator
Community Health Centres of Northumberland

Simeon Kanev

Privacy Business Lead
Alliance for Healthier Communities

David Finley

He/Him
Global Director of Information Assurance and Cyber Security, Data Protection Division
DELL|EMC

Marc Toppings

Vice President & Chief Legal Officer
University Health Network

Brendan Kwolek

Executive Director, Interchange Project & ICT
Halton Healthcare

Kopiha Nathan

Privacy and Compliance Officer,
HIROC

Ongoing Call for Speakers

This is your opportunity to share your knowledge and experience with other health care professionals. The conference sessions are 45 minutes in length and include at least 20 minutes of audience participation in the form of questions and answers.

Please email us at info@sparkconferences.com to receive more information.

We look forward to receiving your submissions!

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Testimonals

Presentation format was very smooth and easy to follow. Making the materials available online in advance was also very helpful.
Anonymous Attendee - Nov 2020
The whole conference was extremely well executed from registration, email reminders, opening remarks to closing. This was by far the best virtual conference I’ve attended.
Anonymous Attendee - Nov, 2020
Unlike the content of a couple of other virtual conferences I’ve attended recently, the content of this conference kept participants’ interest and lent itself to a virtual setting.
Anonymous Attendee - Nov, 2020
The speakers were great, the presentations were the perfect balance of technical and entry level. Well done!
Anonymous Attendee - Nov, 2018

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Location

UHN BMO Education & Conference Centre
60 Leonard Ave
Toronto, ON
M5T 2R1
Located inside Toronto Western Hospital

Hosting an event at the BMO Education & Conference Centre allows us to give back, as revenues that are generated by the BMO Education & Conference Centre are reinvested back into the hospital to support both Education and Clinical Care.

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