Supply Chain Attacks and Managing Security Risks During COVID-19

February 18, 12:00pm, MST - 1:00pm, MST




What you'll learn

Just in case COVID-19 was not enough, hackers made sure 2020 ended with a bang for healthcare security professionals. In December, it came to light that cyber criminals, likely affiliated with Russian intelligence, hacked into network management firm SolarWinds this past spring, embedding malicious code into the monitoring company’s software updates. SolarWinds customers – perhaps 18,000 of whom were affected – include healthcare organizations, U.S. government agencies and 425 Fortune 500 companies. 

The SolarWinds attacked followed an October warning by the FBI and HHS that U.S. healthcare organizations, taxed with responding to COVID-19, will likely face cyber-attacks on a scale never seen before.

In this HIMSS webinar, three senior healthcare security leaders discuss how they’ve responded to these many new challenges, and describe and their approach to securing the rapid COVID-19 vaccine distribution, including the “cold chain.” In this leadership roundtable discussion, designed to help attendees navigate and increasingly menacing 2021 security landscape, speakers will discuss their approaches to taking rapid action in the time of COVID.

Discussion points include:

  • How COVID-19 shifted priorities for many healthcare organizations
  • Enhancing security flexibility & scalability to enable remote work & telehealth
  • Confronting high priority threats, from imminent ransomware alerting to sophisticated supply chain breaches
  • How to balance risk reduction with the need for flexibility