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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 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST

Event Category

Web Conference

Event Type

ISSA Thought Leadership Series


ISSA International


Lisa O’Connell

Send an email to Lisa

1 (703) 382-8196


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



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.

See Ryan Witt‘s full profile.

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