Tom Ridge, First Secretary of U.S. Homeland Security, Announced As Opening Keynote at HIMSS Healthcare Security Forum This September

Tom Ridge, First Secretary of U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, is confirmed as opening keynote at the HIMSS Healthcare Security Forum

It is with great pleasure that we welcome Gov. Tom Ridge as our opening keynote at the HIMSS Healthcare Security Forum.

HIMSS announced today that Gov. Tom Ridge, First Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security; Former Governor of Pennsylvania; and Chairman of Ridge Global, is confirmed as opening keynote at HIMSS’ Healthcare Security Forum, the nation’s leading conference for health organizations tackling data security. The event kicks off at the Sheraton Boston Hotel, Sept. 11-13, 2017.

Ridge will deliver his keynote, “From Risk to Resilience: The Global Mission to Secure Cyberspace”, Sept. 11, 2017, at 9:05 a.m. In his keynote, Ridge will explore the evolution of cybersecurity strategy, and share what to expect from emerging cyber threats, and how healthcare organizations can better integrate cybersecurity into its suite of core business functions.

“It is with great pleasure that we welcome Gov. Tom Ridge as our opening keynote at the HIMSS Healthcare Security Forum,” said John Whelan, Executive Vice President, HIMSS Media. “As one of the world’s most renowned security experts, Ridge will bring a critical perspective around cybersecurity priorities and what healthcare organizations can do to stay ahead of the threats.”

Sponsored by Connection, Edge Hosting, IBM, Mimecast, Radiant Logic, Sailpoint, and Unisys, the three-day Healthcare Security Forum features 40+ deep-dive sessions, eight networking sessions, and brings together prominent security experts from leading organizations who will share critical strategies around cybersecurity; incident response; emerging threats; ransomware, risk management, identity and access management; HIPAA audits; medical device security; strategic communication; BAAs, and more.

Keynotes:


  •     Gov. Tom Ridge, U.S. Department of Homeland Security 2003-2005; Former Governor of Pennsylvania; and Chairman of Ridge Global
  •     Michael Daniel: Cybersecurity Coordinator to President Barack Obama 2012-2016 & Special Assistant to the President

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