Free Privacy and Security Incident Response Workshop in Newark

June 19, 2018 Hira Ali

We invite you to attend our free Privacy and Security Incident Response Workshop on Tuesday, June 19th in Newark. During this interactive, three-hour educational workshop, industry expert David Holtzman will draw on his firsthand experience to describe the important role privacy and compliance play in responding to an incident, while Clyde Hewitt will weigh in from a security perspective.

Together, they will provide case study examples demonstrating the importance of the various stakeholders in an organization working together when responding to an incident. Attendees will leave better prepared to develop a comprehensive response for the day when the unthinkable happens to their organization. Attendees will also take away best practices for a proactive incident response plan.

Topics covered include:


The current threat landscape and latest trends in healthcare


Real-world examples and case study


The business case for a strong incident response process


Best practices for creating an incident response playbook


Steps to determine if an incident requires breach notification


Interactive roundtable response exercise


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Why You Should Attend

  • Ponemon Institute’s research found that the average cost of an incident is $3.62 million.
  • Healthcare is being targeted by malware and ransomware, and understanding the threat is the first step to be able to respond to an incident.
  • Understanding the impact of an incident on the entire organization is critical to assuring the appropriate response plan is in place.
  • Security measures have to be proactive rather than reactive.
  • 78% of providers experienced a healthcare ransomware or malware attack in 2017.
  • Cyber incident response cannot be adequately addressed by IT alone in today’s regulatory environment.
  • The largest healthcare data breaches from 2017 that were reported to OCR were mainly caused by hacking or IT incidents, including ransomware attacks.
  • 98% of healthcare providers have not implemented the email authentication standard that reduces phishing emails.


  • What Could Go Wrong?
  • War Stories
  • Why Have an Incident Response Plan?
  • Purpose of an Incident Response Plan
  • Who Needs to be Involved?
  • Lunch (provided)
  • Planning & Creating an Incident Response Playbook
  • Documentation & Breach Assessment
  • Making the Business Case for the Incident Response Plan

Who Should Attend

  • Privacy Officers & Analysts
  • Security Officers & Analysts
  • Chief Compliance Officers & Analysts
  • CIOs, CISOs, ISOs
  • IT Directors
  • HIM Directors
  • Legal Professionals
  • C-Suite Stakeholders

Speaker Bios

David HoltzmanVice President, Compliance Strategies
Considered a subject matter expert in health information privacy policy and compliance issues involving the HIPAA Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Rules, David was a senior advisor at OCR before joining the team at CynergisTek. He also previously served as the privacy & security officer for Kaiser Permanente’s Mid-Atlantic Region.

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Clyde HewittVice President, Security Strategy
Clyde Hewitt is Vice President of Security Strategy at CynergisTek. He brings over thirty years of executive leadership experience in cybersecurity to CynergisTek, having served in various senior IT positions for the United States Air Force, later moving into the private sector in various information security management roles. Most recently, he and was the Vice President and Chief Security Officer for Allscripts Healthcare. He is a Board Member for the North Carolina Healthcare Information and Communications Alliance.

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What Past Attendees are Saying


I appreciate an organization that is willing to share information for free. Those that have little to give keep what little they have close. However when you are willing to share for free, there is more to be had and they are truly at the top of their field.

P. Smith, BridgePoint Hospital Capitol Hill

“Thank you so much for the chance to attend this event. It was a great program, well presented and the appropriate length of time. I look forward to participating again in the future.”

C. Mirza, Supervisor, Clinical Research

Read more about the positive feedback we received from our workshops in 2017.



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