Cybersecurity Member Forum Scheduled for June 2

Cyberattacks are a clear and present danger to patient care and safety and are becoming a more frequent reality. Most recently, ransomware criminals issued a public statement indicating they stand ready to retaliate against the West in defense of Russia. Reinforcing cybersecurity as part of the organization’s overall risk management framework is essential to protecting the risks resulting from cyberattacks.

To assist members in strengthening their defense against such attacks, the MHA will host a cybersecurity member forum from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 2 at the Henry Center for Executive Development in Lansing. The forum is designed for chief executive, information, financial, operating and medical officers. Cybersecurity experts from the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will review criminal and national security cyber threats investigated and how the AHA is helping the field mitigate threats and exchange information with the FBI and other government agencies. They will also discuss ways to create an organizational culture of cybersecurity and facilitate cyber resource requests between technical and nontechnical leadership.

Representatives from a midsize hospital and a health system will share about their cyber or supply chain attack incidents and experiences with cloud-based security services. Attendees will also 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. Members can register for $150 per person. For more information, contact Brenda Carr at the MHA.