Proofpoint at HIMSS21

People-Centric Security Solutions for Healthcare


At HIMSS21, we invite you to learn how Proofpoint can help you identify and protect your greatest cybersecurity risk—your people. We’ll share how healthcare organizations are leveraging a people-centric approach to improve their security posture, better protect patient data, and improve people safety.

Education Session

Date: Tuesday, August 10 | Session 49
Time: 1:00-2:00 p.m. PDT
Location: Caesars, Forum 123

Protecting People: Addressing Healthcare’s Human Factor

Join us for this HIMSS21 Education Session with Gary Gooden, chief technology and security officer at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Gary will describe his hands-on experiences to improve his organization’s cybersecurity posture and address fraudulent email attacks. Also, Ryan Witt, Proofpoint Industry Solutions Group managing director and healthcare resident CISO, will discuss new threat intelligence research that can help healthcare organizations better understand the threat landscape. He’ll describe practical and proactive steps you can take to protect all parties (clinicians, patients and business associates) against targeted cyber attacks.

Ryan Witt

Ryan Witt
Managing Director, Industry Solutions Group and Resident Healthcare CISO
Proofpoint

Gary Gooden

Gary Gooden
Chief Information Security Officer
Seattle Children's Hospital, Research and Foundation


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Lightning Session

Date: Thursday, August 12 | Session LS36
Time: 11:45 a.m.-12:05 p.m. PDT
Location: Sands, Hall D – Booth 6639

How Cyber Criminals Attack Academic Health Systems

Attackers seek out people, not infrastructure. So we’re seeing an uptick in social engineering techniques that create more compelling lures for those they target. There’s also an upsurge in highly personalized campaigns targeting academic medical and research institutions. We’ll share threat insights and explore who is being targeted in your organization, how they are being attacked, and whether they have clicked on a malicious link.


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Industry Solution Session

Date: Thursday, August 12 | Session 208
Time: 1:15-2:15 p.m. PDT
Location: Venetian, Delfino 4101

Protecting Healthcare from Cyber Attacks—Who's Next?

Healthcare continues to be the most targeted industry by cyber criminals. Proofpoint researchers have noted a significant increase in targeted attacks with health-related themes, especially all facets of COVID-19, as the lure of choice. These exploits often lead to personal health data exposure and financial loss from email fraud attacks. They also give attackers a platform for multi-stage ransomware attacks. What’s more, too frequent cyber crime inhibits a health system’s ability to provide patient care. To thwart these attacks, health institutions need to understand who their Very Attacked People™ (VAPs) are, and how they’re being attacked. In this session, we’ll share recent threat intelligence that helps you identify healthcare’s most vulnerable job functions, factors that put your users at risk, and practical strategies you can take to protect your organization from future attackers.


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