East Bay 

Healthcare Executives Group

2nd Thursday of the month |  8:30 – 11:30 am   | Oakland, CA

Upcoming Zoom Meeting

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Opening Discussion Topic:

Cybersecurity Risk Mitigation – While Your Team is WFH

To keep their teams safe from the ravages of COVID-19, healthcare providers, payers, and suppliers are sending thousands of their employees out to Work From Home. During our Group Discussion, we’ll look to hear about the struggles and successes you’re having managing in today’s WFH environment, in which employees must fend for themselves, without the benefit of “at the elbow” tech support. Of particular concern is news that the number of reported coronavirus-themed phishing and scams have exploded, since March 16th, with workers at home alone (or with kids nearby) as easy targets.

Helping us to better appreciate and mitigate today’s Cybersecurity Risk, will be Michael Davis, Senior Consultant in the Healthcare – Risk Advisory Practice of Wipfli LLP, a top 20 national accounting and consulting firm. Given that Northern California is in the midst of its second “Black Swan” event in as many years (first the fires, then COVID-19), Michael will walk us through a Hazard Vulnerability Assessment approach to better identify the types of risk our organizations might face. Then, delving into Cyber-security, he’ll provide insight into the minds of cyber criminals, the types of ransomware and malware traps they set, our greatest current cyber vulnerabilities – particularly with so many WFH, and what steps we can take to mitigate these risks.

Shortly after graduating from UC Berkeley, with a degree in Cognitive Science and Computer Science emphasis, Michael Davis, joined HFS Consultants, in 2001. He began his career there as the firm’s IT Manager and later was named Director of Information Systems, where he was responsible for the company’s IT vision, strategy, security, software development, project management, and external IS consulting. Following Wipfli’s acquisition of HFS, in 2016, Michael moved into his Risk Advisory role, where he’s responsible for IT, HIPAA, and Cyber Security Risk Assessments, and providing healthcare clients with roadmaps to compliance.

RSVP today for yourself plus anyone who might be responsible for the Cybersecurity of your employees WFH, and let us know of any Questions You Have for the Group or Would Like to Discuss with us, too.

Upcoming Meeting Dates

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