Responses to Cybersecurity Attacks, Mitigation Strategies Focus of Member Forum

The healthcare sector remains a target-rich environment for cyber attacks due to a large amount of sensitive data related to patient care and operations. The MHA will host a cybersecurity member forum from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Henry Center for Executive Development. The forum is designed for chief executive, information, financial, operating and medical officers.

Representatives from a midsize hospital and a health system will share the steps their leadership teams took to recover from cyber attacks. They will also discuss the processes used to identify vulnerabilities and reduce breaches of data systems and cloud-based security services. Cybersecurity experts from the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will discuss cyber threats investigated and how the AHA is helping hospitals mitigate threats and exchange information with the FBI and other government agencies.  They will also cover ways to facilitate cyber resource requests between technical and nontechnical leadership. In addition, attendees will participate in a table-top exercise to test their organizations’ incident response plans.

The Michigan Health Information Network Shared Services (MiHIN) is generously sponsoring this event. The forum is open to MHA-member organizations only, and members can register for $150 per person. For more information, contact Brenda Carr at the MHA.