4A Healthcare Data Security & Privacy Symposium

Event Overview

Healthcare organizations have been going through a period of extraordinary change while facing an array of critical data security and privacy challenges. No one wants to become the next data breach headline, but the reality of tight budgets, tight deadlines and conflicting priorities makes effective management of cyber risk especially challenging today.

“Health and medical regulators are promising audits and tougher enforcement while law enforcement warns that health data is under attack,” said Conference Chair Ben Goodman.

LebowHall“Meanwhile, there is no shortage of ‘solutions’ promising to protect data and prevent breaches, but not enough resources or even time in the day to review all the options. Of course, cyber security is not just an IT problem. It is a risk management problem that requires an interdisciplinary team approach. And that’s what inspired the mission for this event.”

Hear from, and engage with regulators, law enforcement and professionals on the front lines in your field who are effectively managing cyber risks under the same regulatory, time and resource constraints as you.

The Healthcare Data Breach & Privacy Symposium is structured for dialogue and engagement with professionals who will share their experiences and discuss what works and what doesn’t in addressing today’s health data security and privacy challenges. They each bring a variety of vital perspectives with backgrounds in health information technology security, big data, population health, medical device and mobile health app development, legal, risk management and insurance, privacy and regulatory compliance, IT investment and more.


LeBow College of Business, Drexel University

Stick around. The Symposium will be followed by a wine and cheese networking event, providing an opportunity for attendees to continue the conversation.

This event was developed in collaboration with Drexel LeBow College of Business, Corporate and Executive Education, Drexel University Cybersecurity Institute, and Duane Morris, LLP. It is produced by HB Litigation Conferences.

About the Program:

The first annual 4A Healthcare Data Security and Privacy Symposium.

Date:            Thursday, October 22, 2015
Time:           8:45 - 5:00 p.m. (Followed by a reception)
Location:   Drexel Lebow College of Business
                      Corporate and Executive Education | 3220 Market St., Philadelphia                      

Keynote Speaker
Barbara Holland, became Regional Manager for the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Civil Rights in October 2012 and is responsible for management and oversight of OCR’s work enforcing both civil rights and HIPAA compliance in PA, DE, MD, WV, VA, and DC. Prior to that appointment, Barbara served as the Department’s Deputy Executive Secretary, managing on behalf of the Secretary the review and thorough vetting of regulatory policies and decisions for the Affordable Care Act and other Department initiatives and the development and implementation of Department responses to Presidential Executive Orders and Memoranda on regulatory reform, and regulatory agenda-setting.

Before returning to HHS in 2010, Barbara worked almost eight years for Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell and, before that, had an active general law practice for over fifteen years. Barbara began her public service career at HHS and was one of the youngest members to be inducted into the United States Government Senior Executive Service.

Barbara holds a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania where she was an Editor of the Law Review. She also holds a Masters Degree in Public Health from Yale University.

Conference Chair
Ben Goodman is the founder, CEO and president of 4A Security and Compliance, a firm that helps clients strengthen their information security while managing cyber risk and meeting compliance requirements. The firm conducts information security and privacy risk assessments, as well as teams up with forensic specialists to investigate security incidents and data breaches. With more than 25 years of experience in information technology, technology strategy and risk management, Mr. Goodman is dedicated to strengthening the cyber defenses and resiliency of U.S. organizations, institutions and critical infrastructure. He is a member of the Casualty Actuarial Society’s Cyber Risk Task Force, OWASP, ISACA, the Cloud Security Alliance, and the Information Systems Security Association.

Ben is the recipient of ISACA's "CRISC Worldwide Achievement Award."  (CRISC stands for Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control.)

Conference Co-Chair
Lisa W. Clark, a partner at Duane Morris LLP, practices in the area of healthcare and privacy law with a specific focus in health and other information technology issues and mobile applications. She works with healthcare and non-healthcare entities on privacy issues, including breach response. Ms. Clark represents hospitals on enterprise-wide restructuring, including Medicare provider-based projects, and related payor requirements, and has long-term experience with the representation of hospitals and other providers with respect to government and private payor reimbursement, including managed care contracting. Ms. Clark is a frequent speaker and writes on healthcare and other regulatory matters, including on the HITECH Act and the Affordable Care Act. She established and heads the firm's mHealth Interdisciplinary Group.

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