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ISSA Thought Leadership Series

Building a People-Centric Cybersecurity Strategy for Healthcare

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Date and Time

December 4, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

Event Category

Web Conference

Event Type

ISSA Thought Leadership Series


Candice Benson


Lisa O'Connell


More than 99% of all targeted cyber attacks rely on users to activate them. Nowadays, threat actors are not going after an organization's technology and infrastructure. They are going after your most valuable assets – your people and your data. So do you know when or how your people are being targeted? Do you know who the most cyber-attacked people are in your organization? Are your Very Attacked People (VAPs) the same as your Very Important People (VIPs)?

Join our cybersecurity experts for a deep dive into what the current healthcare threat landscape looks like, how a people-centric approach can help institutions identify and protect your end users, and the latest findings in healthcare threat research.

In this session, we’ll share:

  • Why cybersecurity transformation is critical right now
  • What a people-centric approach means to today's healthcare threat landscape
  • How hospitals are leveraging a people-centric strategy to improve their security posture
  • How to better protect your patients' data and improve your end-users' safety


Lee Neely – Information Assurance APL, LLNL

Lee Neely is a senior IT and security professional at LLNL with over 30 years of extensive experience with a wide variety of technology and applications from point implementations to enterprise solutions. He teaches cyber security courses, and holds several security certifications including GMOB, GPEN, GWAPT, GAWN, GPYC, GEVA, CISSP, CISA, CISM and CRISC. He is a current ISSA International Board Member and former ISSA International Director, Member of the SANS NewsBites Editorial Board, SANS Analyst, and Security Weekly podcast host. You can keep up with Lee @lelandneely

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Ryan Witt – Managing Director, Healthcare Industry Practice, Proofpoint

Ryan Witt is a recognized Healthcare Cyber Security Executive and a regular speaker at HIMSS, CHIME, AEHIS, etc. Currently, Ryan is Proofpoint's Managing Director, Healthcare Industry Practice and responsible for the strategy and solutions for the company's healthcare business. Ryan is also the Chair of Proofpoint's Healthcare Advisory Board and an appointed member of HIMSS Cybersecurity, Privacy and Security Committee. Previously, Ryan was the healthcare leader for Fortinet and Juniper Networks where he also was the Chair for their respective Healthcare Customer Advisory Boards. Ryan was a contributor to the 2013 WEDI Report, a former Co-Chair of WEDI's Privacy & Security Workgroup and has been elected to the WEDI Board of Directors. Ryan was also elected to the Association for Executives in Health Information Security (AEHIS) Advisory Board. A graduate of San Jose State University, Ryan has spent much of his professional life in Europe, but he and his family now live in Silicon Valley.

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Barbara Guerin – Chief Information Security Officer, Renown Health

Barbara R. Guerin is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for a major Nevada-based regional healthcare organization where she provides leadership and oversight in the strategic planning, execution, and assessment of the organization’s security strategies, policies, procedures and guiding practices. Barbara has extensive experience in information security and privacy auditing, consulting and managed security services delivery. Barbara has spoken extensively on various information security related topics and is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), a Certified Information Systems Manager (CISM) and is also certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC).

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Andrew Seward – CISO, Solution Health System

Andrew (Andy) Seward, CISO, leads Solution Health System’s cyber security team.  This outstanding team of IT cyber security experts protects Elliot Health System in Manchester, New Hampshire and Southern New Hampshire Health System in Nashua, NH.

The son of Professor Robert Seward and teacher Connie Seward, Andy grew up in Virginia.  He attended the College of William and Mary and received his commission as a Second Lieutenant, U.S. Army in 1983.  While serving in the Army, Andy held various positions of IT and cyber security leadership responsibility in the US and overseas, achieving the rank of Colonel before culminating his 27-year active duty military career in his final duty position as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the United States Military Academy, West Point, NY.

Andy has two Masters of Science degrees, is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), and currently serves as a Board Member of the Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester (MHCGM).

See Andrew Seward‘s full profile.

ISSA Webinars and Conference series cover all the continuing education credits to maintain your cyber security certifications. (CPEs, CEUs, ECE, etc). Each hour is equal to one continuing education credit. Certificates of completion are available upon request after completion. For instructions, click here.

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