HIMSS AsiaPac16 Conference & Exhibition

Healthcare Cyber Security Symposium
Date: 23 August 2016


In February 2016, the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center was held ransom by hackers for USD$3.7 million. 

The hospital ended up paying about USD$17,000 to restore their systems and administrative functions in order to operate effectively. The malicious software used - Ransomware - encrypted all sensitive patient and hospital data at the facility, making critical information inaccessible to staff members.

The scary reality is, this is just one case of many high-profile breaches in the healthcare sector in recent years.

In Asia Pacific, the "Cyber Five" Nations - South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Singapore - are 9 times more vulnerable to cyberattack than other Asian economies (Source: Deloitte Touche Tomatsu Limited).  

These developed economies and their rapidly developing neighbors including Thailand are improving critical healthcare infrastructure at an ever-more rapid pace. With that comes greater risk of infiltration, security and privacy issues at healthcare organizations. The massive complexities of information in the healthcare sector, coupled with the critical need for accuracy in treatment and saving lives makes healthcare cybersecurity a paramount issue in this sector.

The Healthcare Cyber Security Symposium at HIMSS AsiaPac16 is designed to help your healthcare organization prevent the loss of money, time and resources because of hackers and security breach. Most importantly, this Symposium will examine methods and technologies that will help you prevent incidents that threaten to compromise the quality and safety of your care delivery. 

This Symposium will focus on these key areas:
  • Best practice case studies on protecting your hospital systems and patient data
  • Improving security protocols while keeping aligned to security regulations 
  • Examining the best technological applications for cohesive and secure healthcare environments
  • New technologies are sparking cyber security concerns. How to make technologies work for you while safeguarding information in today's digital age

In this Symposium, we will bring together different perspectives- payers, providers and policy makers, and enable participants to hear from best practice case studies on cyber security in healthcare. We will then offer potential solutions and provide an overview of trends in healthcare cyber security with preventive measures to help you plan ahead for a secure future.


23 August 2016
08:30 - 09:00Registration
09:00 - 09:05Welcome by HIMSS
09:05 - 09:50HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey Report Findings [More Info]
Mr. Rod Piechowski, Senior Director, Health Information Systems, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), USA
Key Survey Results:
• Security Tools and Technologies
• Assessment of Network Defense and IT Security Capabilities
• Motivators for Improving Information Security Environments and many more 
09:50 - 10:30Asia Pacific Cyber Security Threat Landscape - Challenges for Healthcare [More Info]
Mr. John Ellis, Chief Strategist, Cyber Security, Akamai Technologies, Asia Pacific & Japan

Asia is the world’s fastest growing region in terms of people, technology, markets and geopolitical tensions. Asia is also a hot spot for cybercriminal activity with over 70% of the world online attack originating from networks in Asia. The dilemma for many business leaders across all industries is how do they take advantage of the information revolution at hand, while still protecting their business from these cyber threats?

Of particular concern to the healthcare industry is the increasing number of cyber-attacks against their industry. The healthcare industry has become an increasingly attractive target for cybercriminals with stolen healthcare data being more valuable than credit card data on the ‘hacker underground’. With critical information now residing in the cloud and accessed by a growing number of devices and applications, web-based attacks have become increasingly pervasive. The same forces that enable new efficiencies open healthcare providers up to new vulnerabilities.

Join John Ellis, as he sheds light on the following topics:

·         Overview of the cyber threat landscape in the Asia Pacific region            

·         The growth of cyber-attacks on the healthcare industry

·         Challenges in data protection in the every expanding and cloud connected world

10:30 - 10:45Tea Break
10:45 - 11:15The Current State of Cyber Security in Thailand [More Info]
Mr. Martijn van der Heide, CERT Specialist, ThaiCERT, Thailand
11:15 - 11:30Ransomware: A Global Problem - What's Happening and What's Next? [More Info]
Mr. Rod Piechowski, Senior Director, Health Information Systems, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), USA
11:30 - 12:30A View from the Experts: Ransomware Best Practices and How to Ready Your Organization for the Next Significant Cyber Threat with Emergency Preparedness Exercises [More Info]
Mr. Arno Brok, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Information Security Association, Australia
Mr. Mohd Zabri Adil Bin Talib, Head, Digital Forensics Department, CyberSecurity Malaysia
Mr. Martijn van der Heide, CERT Specialist, ThaiCERT, Thailand
Moderator: Rod Piechowski, Senior Director, Health Information Systems, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), USA
  • How to educate and inform your healthcare organization about ransomware 
  • Potential indicators of compromise for ransomware - How to keep up with all the ransomware strains 
  • Incident response, mitigation information, business continuity and disaster recovery information
  • How to ensure your organization is ready for cyber attacks
12:30 - 13:30Lunch Networking
13:30 - 14:00Cloud Computing Top Threats [More Info]
Mr. Terence Siau, Director, Cloud Security Alliance, Co-Founder, TINDO Pte Ltd, Singapore
14:00 - 14:30Building a Secure Framework for your Healthcare Environment [More Info]
Mr. Dale Johnstone, Chief Information Security Officer, Hospital Authority, Hong Kong

Ensuring security within a healthcare environment presents both common and unique challenges. Challenges include how to transmit and process electronic medical records, personal healthcare records, patient billing records, as well as public health alerts, across many parties with varying security, privacy and trust levels. Other challenges include the sheer volume of transactions and the physical size of the data being transmitted. This presentation will look at a common information security management framework that provides a balanced structured approach to reducing risk and increasing healthcare resiliency.
14:30 - 15:30Achieving Robust Cybersecurity: A Perspective from the CIOs [More Info]
Dr. Eric Wong, Group Chief Medical Informatics Officer, National Healthcare Group, Singapore
Mr. Veerasak Kritsanapraphan, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, Greenline Synergy;, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Bangkok Hospital Medical Center, Thailand
Mr. Scott MacLean, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Partners Healthcare, USA
Moderator: Patricia Wise, Vice President, Health Information Systems, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), USA
  • Healthcare CIO perspective on cybersecurity in the real world hospital environment
  • Negligent and malicious insiders are a problem for all healthcare organizations
  • How to detect and mitigate the insider threat before significant damage is done
15:30 - 16:00Tea Break
16:00 - 16:30Cyber Risk Insurance: Risk Assessment, What's There and What To Look Out For? [More Info]
Ms. Stella Tse, Managing Director, Marsh (Hong Kong) Limited, Hong Kong
  •  What's a Cyber Risk Insurance & How Can It Benefit Your Organization?
  •  How to Assess Risk Exposure?
  •  Type of Services an Insurance Coverage can Provide
16:30 - 17:15Closing Keynote: The Nexus and Future State of the Medical Internet of Things and Cybersecurity [More Info]
Mr. Mike Cunning, Managing Director, PwC Health Industries Cybersecurity & Privacy, USA

Medical devices are critical to the delivery of care in everyday medicine at hospitals and clinics across the world. These devices are becoming more and more connected to care provider business networks and/or the Internet and are utilized as a mechanism to measure patient outcomes. Innovation is accelerating in areas such as robotics, implantables, ingestibles and medical Internet of Things (IoT) as is amount of sensitive health information captured by these devices. Cybersecurity threats and risks are also rapidly evolving with threat actors innovating and exploiting vulnerabilities in the increasing attack surfaces of these connected devices. The impact of these trends can directly impact patient safety, the effectiveness of these devices to deliver care and the security of patient health information. In this keynote address, Mike Cunning, Managing Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), will discuss the current state of Medical Device cybersecurity, and what your organizations can do to prepare and protect your medical IoT both now and into the future.

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