Company reinforces commitment to industry education and awareness to protect patient data

Clearwater, FLJanuary 20, 2016 – As the first-ever corporate sponsor of the HIMSS Cybersecurity Command Center, FairWarning will bring its patient privacy and information security solutions and expertise to the exhibit floor at the 2016 HIMSS Conference & Exhibition at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev. from Feb. 29 – March 4, 2016.

The HIMSS Cybersecurity Command Center presented by FairWarning will educate attendees about the latest information security threats, cutting-edge information security technologies and best practices to arm organizations with information so they can better defend against cyber adversaries. It will also feature educational sessions on the cyber issues of the day, as well as challenges to determine an organizations’ cyber-preparedness.

“Today’s escalated information security threats leave the entire healthcare industry vulnerable including patients, care institutions, physicians, clinicians and the vendors that serve the industry,” said Kurt J. Long, founder and CEO of FairWarning. “As the first sponsor of the HIMSS Cybersecurity Command Center, it is our sincere pleasure to help move the industry forward by investing in opportunities that provide education about escalating threats to PHI. We are thrilled to partner with HIMSS to bring this much needed focus of cybersecurity to the show floor.”

In addition to its presence in the HIMSS Cybersecurity Command Center at FairWarning Booth # 9908-27, the company will have a presence at three speaking sessions:

  • Wednesday, March 2nd 11:30 AM -12:30 PM: “Escalated Threats to PHI Require a New Approach to Privacy and Security:” Speakers: Robert Rost, IT Operations Director of Defensive Services, IT Security, Banner Health; Dave Summitt, Director of Cyber Security Operations, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute; and Kurt J. Long, founder and CEO, FairWarning
  • Wednesday, March 2nd 4:00 – 4:30 PM: “FairWarning’s Coordinated Defense for Cyber Threats:” Speakers: Mike Campfield, Threat Analytics Security Specialist, FireEye and Shane Whitlatch, EVP, FairWarning
  • Thursday, March 3rd 4:00 -5:00 PM: “Predictive Analytics to Reduce Data Breach Risk:” Speakers: John Houston, Vice President, Privacy and Information Security & Associate Counsel, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Kurt J. Long, founder and CEO, FairWarning

FairWarning will also sponsor the HIMSS annual Cybersecurity Survey, which will be distributed at HIMSS16. Results of the survey will be released in June at the HIMSS Privacy and Security Summit.

About FairWarning®

FairWarning® is a leading provider of solutions which expand trust in mission critical applications such as Salesforce, Electronic Health Records and cloud-based applications. Auditing over 300 business applications, FairWarning® solutions empower businesses globally to grow their reputation with their customers, increase velocity in their business and comply with complex federal and state privacy laws such as HIPAA, PCI, SOX, FISMA and EU Data Protection Act. FairWarning® provides a comprehensive platform and managed services for performing forensic investigations of applications, enforcing access policies, conducting legal investigations, and improving compliance effectiveness.

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