One thing we know for certain - cyberthreats and cyber-risk are growing, perhaps exponentially. So how can the healthcare industry address this, especially small and medium-sized healthcare institutions and practices, which lack the resources of Fortune 100 companies but have extremely valuable data? The answer lies in finding solutions that scale; solutions that provide security as part of a service; and solutions that, in implementing transparency, protect a hospital or doctor's office, as well as its patients' privacy, with secure email messaging and authentication.
Email and credential security are at the heart of cybersecurity, as most breaches, within the healthcare space and beyond, result from the compromise of weak logins and passwords. And how are those logins and passwords most-often compromised? The answer: Phishing attacks. In this keynote address, Phil Reitinger, CEO of the Global Cyber Alliance and the former Deputy Undersecretary at the Department of Homeland Security, discusses how email security protocols like DMARC - the Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance - standard, an email-validation system designed to detect and prevent email spoofing, can be used to make the world a safer place. But until everyone jumps onboard, protocols and industry initiatives like DMARC can only go so far. Here, Reitinger sets the tone for the day by explaining why a cybersecurity-mindset is needed, and why so many organizations are still reluctant to buy-in and get involved as a team.