CyberMed Summit

Digital Disease

The Patient Safety Threat of Ransomware

A CyberMed Summit Webinar in Cooperation with The George Washington University

Thursday, January 20th, 2022

11:00-12:30 PM EST

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John Riggi, B.S.

Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity and Risk, American Hospital Association

Natalie Sullivan, M.D.

Disaster and Operational Medicine Fellow, GWMFA

Arkady Yerukhimovich, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor,GW Computer Science Dept.

Kevin Fu, Ph.D.

Acting Director, Medical Device Cybersecurity, FDA CDRH

After a more than two year hiatus, CyberMed Summit returns to kick off the New Year with an incredible group of healthcare cybersecurity experts as they tackle strategies and solutions for the expanding threat of ransomware attacks targeting healthcare systems!

As we emerge from a global pandemic, hard lessons learned about the fragility of our critical infrastructure and its susceptibility to cyber attacks demand we work together to further increase the resiliency and safety of the systems and tools we use to care for patients. A recent spate of prominent ransomware attacks hitting hospitals and stressing regional health infrastructure have shown us that this problem is far from being solved.

Let’s get back to work!

Hosted virtually by the prestigious Cybersecurity and Privacy Research Institute at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., this free-to-attend webinar will feature “chalk talks” and a live Q+A with disaster medicine specialist and cybersecurity researcher Dr. Natalie Sullivan, cryptography expert Professor Arkady Yerukhimovic, and Mr. John Riggi of the American Hospital Association.

The world’s only clinically-oriented healthcare cybersecurity conference.

CyberMed Summit is a 501(c)(3) organization that exists to advance the cause of a clinically-oriented, patient safety-focused cybersecurity culture, enlisting groups of stakeholders too often siloed from one another to collaborate, discuss, and solve challenges that stand in the way of the safe and secure delivery of healthcare.