Securing patient data health information in the face of rapidly-changing threats is just one of the numerous issues confronting health care organizations today. Additional concerns include navigating an evolving regulatory environment and innovating without compromising security or patient privacy.

The annual HIMSS conference and exhibition is a global event bringing together thousands of health information and technology professionals, clinicians, executives and market suppliers. HIMSS 2019 will focus on a combination of reoccurring and new global health care topics with education sessions and special events featuring top thought leaders from across the industry.

The IBM Security experts will be available at various locations on the exhibition floor. Visit us at booth #400 and challenge area #102 to play a cybersecurity-themed version of the classic game Operation, and stop by kiosk #60 for demos of IBM Security offerings.

We also invite you the following conference sessions, as well as our Feb. 13 Lunch and Learn event, during which IBM Security Public Sector Industry Marketing Manager Bill Venteicher will lead a panel discussion on cybersecurity challenges in the healthcare industry. The Lunch and Learn session will be held in Room 202A of the Orange County Convention Center on Feb. 13, from 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Session Title: Combating Cyberattacks with a Security Residency
Date/Time: Tues., Feb. 12 | 10:45 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.
Location: Cybersecurity, Theatre B
Speaker: Jennifer Kady, Director Security Solutions, US Public Sector Market, IBM Security; and Vugar Zeynalov, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), Cleveland Clinic
Abstract: Organizations are overwhelmed with an increasing number of cyberattacks and persistent threats. In the healthcare industry, every minute spent after an attack counts; thus, comprehensive plans are essential. Come learn about how the IBM X-Force Command Center exercises can train your team to respond to a simulated cyberattack. See how this immersive security experience tests and builds the skills, processes, and leadership competencies needed to meet our healthcare clients’ needs.

Session Title: Boost Your Security Immune System
Date/Time: Tues., Feb. 12 | 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Location: Booth #6459
Speakers: Eduardo Lopez, Client Technical Professional – Trusteer, IBM Global Markets
Abstract: Attackers are continuing to sharpen their focus on healthcare. Learn why no industry has more costly data breaches and how to establish digital identity trust through an integrated, intelligent strategy. Just like our immune system, a security program must be dynamic, holistic and cyber resilient. Discover the innovations that can help protect data, applications, identities and infrastructure to achieve business growth and frictionless patient care.

Session Title: Rewriting the Healthcare Cybsecurity Rules with IBM Security
Wed., Feb. 13 | 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Booth #6459
 Salwa Rafee, Worldwide Security Industry Leader, IBM Security; and Jim Boyles, Cybersecurity Architect, IBM Global Markets
Abstract: With the amount of new IoMTs and sensitive patient data growing every year, the broader attack surface and data at risk makes an intelligent security immune system a must have. Now you need of a new set of cybersecurity rules to uncover hidden risks, strengthen your security and improve patient care. IBM Security is leading the creation of these new rules, and the future is open and collaborative. In this session, learn about the software and services powered by Watson for Cybersecurity and the all new IBM Security Connect, a cloud-based platform that enables you to gather security data from across your existing tools and products, wherever it resides.

Session Title: A Treatment Plan for UEM in Healthcare
Thu., Feb. 14 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Booth #6459
 Dan Cheuvront
Abstract: IT and security teams in the healthcare industry need to manage and secure devices, users, apps, content and data differently than the average organization. Do you have the right treatment plan in place? Join us for this session and explore what an AI approach to unified endpoint management (UEM) can do to help healthcare institutions comply with industry regulations, discover and respond to new vulnerabilities in real-time, and contain confidential patient data.

Session Title: IoMT — How to Manage the Emerging Threat from the Internet of Medical Things
Date/Time: Thu., Feb. 14 | 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Location: Theater TBC
Speakers: Salwa Rafee, Worldwide Security Industry Leader, IBM Security; and Mark Hearn, Strategic Business Development, Irdeto
Abstract: The Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) is enabling a highly connected, better informed, and more efficient approach to patient care and wellness. However, as connected medical devices multiply and the value of personal data goes up, IoMT devices give hackers multiple opportunities to move to a new generation of ransomware, gain greater access to personal health records and take control over these medical devices threatening patients’ lives. This session will describe how IoMT innovators can rely on a full end-to-end threat monitoring solution for patients, devices and network security.