​​Preventing Vulnerabilities in Healthcare From Affecting Patient Care

June 7th, 2018 1:00PM ET

Healthcare organizations have become an attractive target for cyberattackers as patient data has grown in value on the black market. Despite this growing attraction among cybercriminals, the health systems, hospitals, and physician practices have lagged behind in dedicating the necessary time and resources to address numerous vulnerabilities in their networks and systems that these bad actors can exploit.

Vulnerability management provides a means for identifying and remediating unknown weaknesses in digital and physical environments. New technology allows IT departments to have greater control over and visibility into how users interact with patient data in real time. This technology, however, should not replace important education and training aimed at eliminating vulnerabilities caused by both malicious and haphazard human behavior.

In this presentation, Christiana Care Health System’s Cybersecurity Resiliency Program Manager Gabriel Doncel, CISSP, will detail strategies for managing vulnerabilities in a healthcare environment that address administrative, physical, and technical factors that pose threats to health data security and privacy.

​​Learning objectives
  • Establishing a method for collecting, monitoring, and analyzing networks for risks
  • ​Educating and training staff on the impact of physical and IT vulnerabilities
  • Using threat exposure analytics to inform vulnerability management efforts
  • ​Prioritizing remediation of identified vulnerabilities

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Gabriel Doncel
Cybersecurity Resiliency Program Manager
Christiana Care Health System

Gabriel Doncel joined Christiana Care Health System in 2005 where he is currently Cybersecurity Resiliency Program Manager. He is also part of the Wilmington University Adjunct Faculty, in the graduate and undergraduate programs. As a member of the Christiana Care Information Security Team, his area of focus is to organize the processes, technologies, resources and capabilities available to Christiana Care that enable the detection, response and recovery of a potential cybersecurity incident. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer & Network Security from Wilmington University, a Master of Science degree in information Systems and Technology Management, and a Master degree in Business Administration, both from the University of Delaware.

This webcast is approved for up to 1.0 continuing education (CE) hours for use in fulfilling the continuing education requirements of the Certified Professional in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CPHIMS) and the Certified Associate in Healthcare Information & Management Systems (CAHIMS).