Breach Notification , Incident & Breach Response , Security Operations

Experian's VP of Data Breach Resolution on Breach Prevention

Experian's VP of Data Breach Resolution on Breach Prevention

With 4.5 million records exposed in the recent Community Health Systems breach, and now 80 million exposed by insurance provider Anthem, external attacks on healthcare systems have caused some of the most devastating breaches in recent times.

But in the midst of this madness, what have we learned? Join Michael Bruemmer of Experian Data Breach Resolution for an insightful session on the lessons learned from recent Healthcare data breaches, including:

  • How to identify the holes that could leave you open to a data breach;
  • Key steps to ensure preparedness;
  • Building a data breach response plan;
  • Important first steps in the face of a security incident.


Healthcare organizations are receiving heightened attention from regulatory bodies, who are increasingly enforcing penalties for data breaches.

While the majority of reported incidents concern lost or stolen devices, and unauthorized internal access to medical records, it's the external data breaches that have made the headlines in 2014. Notable incidents include:

  • Montana Dept, of Health and Human Services - where hackers gained access to a server containing data on an estimated 1.3 million individuals
  • Community Health Systems Inc - where a network breach exposed personal data of an estimated 4.5 million people.

These incidents represent a trend that has caught the attention of healthcare security leaders nationwide. External attacks are on the rise, and healthcare organizations need to be prepared to defend against sophisticated cybercriminals who seek critical medical data to commit fraud or turn a profit.

In this session, healthcare breach experts will lead you through a discussion of the top risks and how to mitigate them.

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