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Key Leadership Issues to Prepare Your Health Care Organization for the Growing Ransomware Threat

May 27, 2021 9:00 am EST Free Webinar

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The health care industry is one of, if not the most, targeted industries for cybersecurity threats. More specifically, ransomware attacks on health care organizations and businesses cost them nearly $21 billion last year and affected some 18 million patient records (up 470% from 2019).

This unfortunate reality is not lost on organizations and businesses across the health care continuum – from hospitals, physician practices and other providers to home health agencies, pharmacies, ancillary services, payors, and health care innovators, including telehealth and MedTech. Senior leadership must be educated about the evolving threat landscape, proactively prepare their teams and defenses, and be ready to lead the organization or business through ransomware attacks.

This webinar is specifically designed as a non-technical, executive-level update on best practices, including:

  • The health care industry’s current ransomware threat environment
    • Latest threat intel and trending attack methods
    • Health care industry-specific lessons learned
    • The business realities of “Ransomware as a Service” criminal underground
  • Front-end management best practices to harden your organization against attacks and improve outcomes
  • What actually happens once a business is hit with a ransomware attack, drawn from real-world situations in the health care industry
  • The reality of collateral damage, costs, and other data breach liability issues for health care organizations and businesses resulting from an attack
  • The evolving landscape of ransomware insurance, what to expect from underwriters, and how to secure the best policy to protect your organization or business

Collect the latest intelligence from the FBI and other featured panelists. We’ll also have additional members from Frost Brown Todd’s Health Care Innovation Team and Privacy & Data Security Teams on hand to answer questions and share real-life experiences in helping c-suite and leadership-level health care executives navigate cybersecurity threats.

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Featured Panelists

Special Agent D. Craig Sidwell, FBI

D. Craig Sidwell is a Special Agent assigned to the FBI’s Louisville Division. Prior to assignment in Louisville, SA Sidwell served in the FBI’s Charlotte office where he worked on a variety of criminal investigations, as well as a supervisory program manager at FBI HQ where he managed Extra-Territorial Counterterrorism investigations. SA Sidwell has worked for the FBI since 2007, and his experience includes Cyber Criminal investigations, International Terrorism, Violent Crime, Organized Crime and White-Collar Crime investigations.

Michael E. Nitardy, Frost Brown Todd

Michael assists clients in addressing state and federal regulations regarding health law matters and advises on how to deal with all aspects of the modern information economy. Michael helps clients comply with the applicable laws and regulations governing the proper use and disclosure of personal information as well as assisting clients in investigating and addressing potential data breaches and incidents.

Bob Dibert, Frost Brown Todd

Bob’s experience with data privacy and security issues dates to the early 2000’s, in the successful negotiation and handling of litigation materials subject to privacy and security requirements of HIPAA. During the last ten years, his practice has expanded to include counseling clients in records retention and compliance and handling internal investigations of potential data security breach incidents.

Bill Repasky, Frost Brown Todd

Bill regularly advises businesses on ransomware, electronic funds transfers, cyber fraud, cryptocurrency and financial services law and litigation. He is part of the FBT team available to counsel clients in the strategic preparation for, and actual incident response, following a ransomware attack.


James A. Dietz, Frost Brown Todd 

With more than 25 years of experience, Jim advises hospitals, physicians, long-term care providers, diagnostic facilities, and others across the spectrum of patient care on contractual, regulatory, and general corporate matters. This includes employment and vendor contracts, physician recruitment, managed care issues, Anti-Kickback, Stark, and general regulatory compliance. He also counsels on Medicare and Medicaid issues and governance structures.