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Day 1

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

All times below are Eastern Time
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08:30AM – 09:15AM

In Person

Registration & Networking Continental Breakfast

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08:45AM – 09:15AM

Online

Log In – Online Attendees

09:15 AM

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09:15AM – 09:30AM

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Opening

Opening Remarks

Kopiha Nathan
Privacy and Compliance Officer, HIROC

Brendan Kwolek
Chief Information & Digital Officer, Halton Healthcare

09:30 AM

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09:30AM – 10:15AM

Session 1

Data Governance and Data Protection Practices: Some Considerations Cyber Leaders Need To Be Aware Of

Moderated by: Kopiha Nathan, Privacy and Compliance Officer, HIROC

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Healthcare organisations collect a lot of sensitive data. This carries with it a great deal of responsibility for leaders in cyber and information management, but there are some practices we can implement to better manage patient and hospital data.

Key Session Takeaways Include:

  • The importance of the notion of no blame and trust so that people to report issues and errors
  • Data governance and the role of Zero Trust
  • Why you need to be aware of where your data is, how it’s being used, and who is using it
  • Other contentious issues cyber leaders need to know

Lyn Baluyot
CEO, TransForm

10:15 AM

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10:15AM – 11:00AM

Session 2

Collaborating Partnerships for Building Sustainable Cybersecurity Protection

Moderated By: Cindy Majaraj, GM, Commercial Services, GE HealthCare

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Building robust and effective cyber defences requires a great deal of coordination. Without collaboration, gaps expand, and threats have a greater chance of succeeding.

This panel will discuss the lessons learned from taking a collaborative approach to cybersecurity.

Key Session Takeaways Include:

  • Value of Managed Services for IoMT cybersecurity
  • Leveraging people, process & technology to alleviate business risk
  • Understanding the risks associated with lack of IoMT cybersecurity strategy

Ron Rivard
Strategic Initiatives Manager, GE HealthCare

Diana Moczkodan
Director, Information Technology and Clinical Informatics, Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital

Sher Baig
Founder and CEO, Cyber Salus

Mike Cope
Manager, Network, Infrastructure and Operations, Orillia Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital

11:00 AM

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11:00AM – 11:30AM

Break

Morning Break

11:30 AM

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11:30AM – 12:15PM

Session 3

Cyber Program Development: Building and Evolving Robust Cyber Defence Systems Across the Hospital Setting

Moderated by: Brendan Kwolek, Chief Information & Digital Officer, Halton Healthcare

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With changes in technology arriving faster, and new builds and wings being implemented more and more, cyber defences are also being re-imagined, upgraded, and rolled out. This leads us on a path of continuous development.

Between smart buildings, IoMTs, and new security protocols being launched, it makes sense to take stock of current and future practices. From a complete rebuild, to a creative redesign, we will look at some examples that are working, and some lessons learned along the way.

Key Session Takeaways Include:

  • Best practices in building a cyber program from scratch, and what they may entail
  • Incorporating medical devices, and particularly the challenges of securing legacy devices
  • Lessons learned on deploying new cyber programs across the hospital
  • Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices (HICP) – some effective guidance from the US government that can be applied across jurisdictions

J.D. Whitlock
CIO, Dayton Children’s Hospital

12:15 PM

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12:15PM – 01:15PM

Break

Networking Lunch

01:15 PM

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01:15PM – 02:00PM

Session 4

Original Research
AI and Automated Attacks in Healthcare: Current Trends

Moderated by: Jennifer J. Quaid, Executive Director, Canadian Cyber Threat Exchange (CCTX) 

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There continues to be unprecedented attacks on healthcare organizations, many automated and aided by AI. Just as AI is driving innovation and efficiency in all verticals, it’s also driving malicious and criminal activity on the web. The very first website went online just 33 years ago. Today there are over 200 million Active websites. To say that the attack surface has exploded, is an understatement. And the explosion of API’s in healthcare has amplified the threat 100x or 1000x. So how can healthcare organizations keep up and safeguard their patient and employee data?  

Building on internal and proprietary research, we will discuss our annual Bot report to show how the threat is increasing, becoming more sophisticated, and what you can do to protect yourself.

 Key Session Takeaways Include:

  • Where are threat actors focusing efforts, and how are ransom attacks and DDOSs playing out
  • How is AI being used, and where to focus our efforts for the best results
  • What has succeeded and what hasn’t – and why?
  • How possibly just reordering priorities can turbocharge our efforts, free up FTE’s and increase ROI

Paul Steen
Principal Security Evangelist, Imperva a Thales Company

02:00 PM

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02:00PM – 02:45PM

Session 5

Fireside Chat: Ontario Health
Provincial Cyber Security Operating Model: How Cyber Defence is Progressing Across the Ontario Healthcare Sector

Moderated By: Brendan Kwolek, Chief Information & Digital Officer, Halton Healthcare

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During this discussion, Ontario Health will further elaborate on the current status and future direction of the Provincial Cyber Security Operating Model, including its incident response notification guidance.

 Key Session Takeaways

  • Update on the progress for Ontario Health’s Provincial Cyber Security Operating Model
  • Key successes hospitals are experiencing
  • Operational next steps for Local Delivery Groups and General Hospitals

Lyndon Dubeau
VP, Innovations, Connected Health, Ontario Health

02:45 PM

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02:45PM – 03:15PM

Break

Afternoon Break

03:15 PM

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03:15PM – 04:00PM

Session 6

Planning for “Code Grey”: Collaboration with Emergency Managers, Hospitals, and Cyber Security Teams

Moderated by: Kopiha Nathan, Privacy and Compliance Officer, HIROC

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Sophisticated cyber attacks continue to target the healthcare sector. And when systems must go offline, physicians and front-line clinical staff no longer have access to digital files or patient records.

Preparing for this contingency is essential for the smooth transition and running of patient health services. There must be specific exercises and protocols in place before a situation arises.

Engaging physicians for training scenarios remains a challenge across organisations? So how did SickKids, who had a recent attack, engage with their physicians to plan for eventual Code Greys?

Key Session Takeaways Include:

  • How can hospitals reach out to physicians more effectively to take part in emergency planning?
  • What is the role of emergency managers, CMIOs, physicians, and cyber teams in developing training plans to ensure a smooth transition?
  • What lessons were learned from SickKids breach when it comes to training and engagement – and how much has changed?

Andrea McCormick
MN, RN, Senior Manager, Quality Management and Emergency Preparedness, The Hospital For Sick Children

Gail M. Annich
Staff Physician, Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), and Director of Emergency Management, The Hospital For Sick Children

04:00 PM

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04:00PM – 04:10PM

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Closing

Closing Remarks

Kopiha Nathan
Privacy and Compliance Officer, HIROC

Brendan Kwolek
Chief Information & Digital Officer, Halton Healthcare

04:15 PM

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04:15PM – 05:00PM

In Person

Networking Reception

Day 2

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

All times below are Eastern Time
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08:15AM – 09:15AM

In Person

Registration & Networking Breakfast

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08:45AM – 09:15AM

Online

Log In – Online Attendees

09:15 AM

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09:15AM – 09:30AM

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Opening

Opening Remarks

Kopiha Nathan
Privacy and Compliance Officer, HIROC

Brendan Kwolek
Chief Information & Digital Officer, Halton Healthcare

09:30 AM

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09:30AM – 10:15AM

Session 7

Virtual Presentation
Unveiling the Shadows: Harnessing Dark Web Intelligence for Healthcare Cyber Defense

Moderated By: Brendan Kwolek, Chief Information & Digital Officer, Halton Healthcare

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The dark web plays a major role in the world of cyber crime. It also provides a greater understanding how threat actors operate in the development of attacks, and also how they sell the sensitive information they extract.

Monitoring and leveraging the information on the dark web can provide important insights into how you can protect your organization from future attacks.

Key Session Takeaways Include:

  • How does the Dark Web marketplace operate when data is stolen
  • Understand how dark web intelligence can be used to proactively identify threats targeting healthcare organizations
  • A discussion of the types of insights that can be gained from monitoring the dark web, including early warnings of potential data breaches and emerging attack trends

Matthew Maynard
Analyst, Security Incident Response III, BJC HealthCare

10:15 AM

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10:15AM – 11:00AM

Session 8

Panel Discussion: Healthcare Cyber Resilience in the Face of AI

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We are seeing AI deployed more and more in attacks. But it’s also suitable to deploy in combating those attacks. In fact, AI is taking on a major role in cybersecurity, and it is essential healthcare cyber professionals have a solid understanding of its place in cybersecurity.

In this panel, experts delve into modern cyber resilience, AI’s role in security, leveraging AI for protection, and emerging market solutions prioritizing cyber resilience.

Over the course of 45min we dig into answers to the following questions:

  • What does achieving cyber resilience look like in today’s healthcare landscape?
  • What critical elements constitute best practices in healthcare cybersecurity to effectively reduce the risk of exposure?
  • In what ways can AI assist the healthcare sector in safeguarding its vital systems and ensuring data privacy?
  • What are some present instances of cyber AI applications that have bolstered cyber resilience amid the rising adoption of AI technology by hackers?

Pablo Passera
VP Product Management, Proofpoint

Shane Sukhai
Manager, Consulting Services, Calian

11:00 AM

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11:00AM – 11:30AM

Break

Morning Break

11:30 AM

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11:30AM – 12:15PM

Session 9

The Patient Impact of Cyber Incidents: It’s Not Just About Money

Moderated by: Kopiha Nathan, Privacy and Compliance Officer, HIROC

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Planning and response for Cyber incidents are often measured in cost to the organization and potential reputational damage. This is appropriate for private sector and for-profit companies. Of course, healthcare organizations experience a large cost associated with an incident as well, but for healthcare, there are more immediate and critical considerations.

This session will discuss some of the unique situations facing healthcare, how risk has increased and healthcare specific considerations in planning for the worst.

Key Session Takeaways Include:

  • What does the data show us and what should we track?
  • Patient safety metrics in measuring incident impacts
  • How the threat landscape has evolved and associated risk
  • What do we need to do as a system to improve

Keith Lawson
CISO & LDG Lead, London Health Sciences Centre

12:15 PM

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12:15PM – 12:25PM

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Closing

Closing Remarks

Kopiha Nathan
Privacy and Compliance Officer, HIROC

Brendan Kwolek
Chief Information & Digital Officer, Halton Healthcare

12:25 PM

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12:25PM – 01:25PM

Break

End of Day Networking Lunch

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