National Institutes of Health Clinical Center
5:40 PM Women in IT
When it comes to the lack of women in technology fields, the focus often turns to what about technology fields keeps women from participating and what can be done to encourage women to join the cyber security and other information technology professional opportunities. With the ongoing digital transformation within society, the number of unfilled cybersecurity positions is only going to increase. What can be done to encourage, attract, mentor and train, as well advance future leaders in the technology landscape.
In this session:
•Addressing the gender gap in C-suite technology roles
•A look at data surrounding women’s representation in IT
•Effective ways to support workforce diversity and inclusion
8:45 AM Strengthening Security for All Stakeholders With Evolving Breaches and Emerging Technologies
Cyber security affects the entire healthcare community; no one is immune from a breach. The effectiveness of internal preparedness is vital. Practical risk management is a mind-set. Executives must learn and keep in balance the interests of stakeholders, the mission, asset value and the real impact of an attack. Breaches will happen; the focus needs to be how the organization should minimize disruptions, handle ransomware and other attacks including proactive incident response and business continuity measures. This includes mitigating against chip vulnerabilities such as Meltdown and Spectre. Efforts to automate include integrating emerging technologies with existing security tools and bolstering processes to protect from human errors and insider threats. Executives must convey security is a continued enterprise investment.
In this session:
- Hardening networks from technology and financial standpoints
- Balancing automation and expert human analysis
- Testing incident response and ensuring backup and recovery processes