MHA Cybersecurity Member Forum

Written by UPHIE on April 25, 2022

MHA Cybersecurity Member Forum

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Cyberattacks are a clear and present danger to patient care and safety. Does your organization’s approach to cybersecurity align with the current environment? This question cannot be answered solely by considering the electronic defense measures your organization has in place. Information technology experts can lead cybersecurity efforts, but cyber risk needs to be incorporated into the overall enterprise risk management framework and receive the attendant level of executive leadership support.

The MHA is hosting a cybersecurity member forum 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:

  • The criminal and national security cyber threats investigated on a global, national and regional level and how the AHA is helping the field mitigate threats and exchange information with the FBI and other government agencies.
  • How best to work with the FBI and other government agencies before, during and after a cyber incident and their nonregulatory role in the investigation of cyber incidents.
  • How your organization may be carrying hidden strategic cyber risk through third-party relationships.
  • Strategies for communicating cyber risks and their mitigation with nontechnical peers and leadership throughout the organization.
  • Ways to create an organizational culture of cybersecurity and facilitate cyber resource requests between technical and nontechnical leadership.

Value-added Experience!

A representative from a health system and a rural hospital will share their cyberattack experiences, how they worked with agencies to respond, and their operational challenges and responses. Attendees will also participate in a table-top exercise where their organization’s incident response plans will be tested.

Connection Fee and Registration

The forum is open to MHA-member organizations only. Members can register for $150 per person. Contact Brenda Carr with questions.

Meet Your Faculty

John Riggi is the senior advisor for cybersecurity and risk for the American Hospital Association.
Chuck Nelson is the president and CEO of Dickinson County Healthcare System, Iron Mountain.
Preston Jennings is the vice president for Information Security & CISO, Trinity Health.

Safety Protocols

Your health and safety are our top priority. Safety protocols for attendance at the member forum include requiring that all participants be fully vaccinated, as described in the Vaccination/Code of Conduct Policy.


Date And Time

2022-06-02 @ 09:00 AM to
2022-06-02 @ 03:00 PM

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