Rocky Mountain Cybersecurity Forum

Wednesday, July 14, 2021  |   Denver, CO  |   Grand Hyatt Denver

Healthcare Innovation Cybersecurity Forums are designed for information security professionals working in healthcare delivery, life-sciences, and payer organizations. All forums are being held under Chatham House Rule. Discussions/comments will not be attributed to specific attendees or speakers. We ask that all participants refrain from publishing images that include speaker content or share direct speaker and/or attendee statements via social media or other channels without first obtaining express, written consent from a speaker or fellow attendee.


Wednesday, July 14, 2021
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM (MDT)
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM (MDT)
Keynote Presentation

Even before the pandemic, recruiting and retention for skilled CyberSecurity staff was a challenge. The number of open positions vastly exceed the pool of candidates, and the very nature of the workplace and the workforce was encountering a generational change. Its clear that as we begin to emerge from the pandemic, the rapid adoption of digital technologies have changed the workplace forever and it is not “Business as Usual”. In this presentation, lets discuss some perspectives on the predicted talent exodus post-pandemic, and how you can stem the tide of “the great resignation”.
•    What you can do to retain in-demand staff
•    Attracting skilled candidates in a hybrid workplace
•    The important of Trust in people management
•    The skills necessary to be successful in information security

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (MDT)
Tailboard Talk


Join us for an in-depth panel discussion on the challenges and opportunities that healthcare cybersecurity leaders are presented with today. This panel will be an interactive discussion where session participants and the panelists present. This session will address the following topics:

  • The latest security best practices for securing remote and on-premise teams
  • How healthcare delivery organizations are managing telehealth and virtual care security
  • Strategies for mitigating ransomware attacks, nation-state attacks, and the organized crime attacks that are all on the rise in healthcare organizations




Session supported by:


11:00 AM - 11:30 AM (MDT)


Industry partner spotlights feature engaging, passionate speakers whose talks expose new ideas in healthcare that are supported by concrete evidence and are relevant to current and future industry trends. As the way people work continues to evolve with more companies moving to a cloud-based computing model, security remains top of mind for IT teams tasked with giving endusers secure, productive access to cloud-delivered digital workspaces. The typical workforce is now much more widely distributed than ever before, with many people now working from home or at least subscribing to a “hybrid” model that may include working from home, at the office, or almost anywhere else. And oftentimes on endpoint devices of choice in addition to company asset-tagged “work devices”.
This wide geographical distribution of workers, coupled with a broader range of disparate user devices, presents some unique security challenges. IT teams need to continue to assign, invoke, and enforce company usage policies regardless of where people are working from, or what endpoint device(s) they are using. In this session, we’ll discuss some strategies that can allow IT to retain endpoint security with full end-user management and control, while still giving people the freedom to work where and how they choose.




11:30 AM - 12:00 PM (MDT)
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (MDT)

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM (MDT)
Tailboard Talk


In this panel discussion, industry leaders will discuss:

  • The need to develop an overarching strategy around the investment in cybersecurity tools and systems, and around learning how to assess and mitigate risk levels
  • The criticality of data/IT governance and project management processes to optimize investment strategies and implementation
  • The economics and choices involved in determining which tools might provide the most value for money
  • Gaining c-suite and board support for adequate investment
  • How to develop the processes to assess one's organization's risk level/levels, and how to develop programs to plan the mitigation of risk in all operational and systems areas
  • Peering into the future in this critical area

Attendees will learn what the biggest challenges and opportunities are in this absolutely key area for senior healthcare IT leaders.


1:45 PM - 2:15 PM (MDT)


KLAS Research, Inc., 2021 education partner for the Cybersecurity Forum Series, has partnered with Healthcare Innovation to present data from their newly launched Cybersecurity Readiness Assessment program. 

The Cybersecurity Readiness Assessment includes research from healthcare delivery organizations and rates healthcare cyber vendors they engage with on their cybersecurity readiness. This new program helps healthcare leaders uncover risks in IT vendor and services solutions and their ratings - immediately giving providers the confidence they need to make decisions quickly.  




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