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Dine and development training series Code Blue Clear: How One Hospital Survived the Largest Ransomware Attack in History


Dine & Development Training Series: 

Code Blue Clear:
How One Hospital Survived the Largest Ransomware Attack in History

Date: Thursday, May 17, 2018

Time: 11:30 am - 12:00 pm: Registration and Lunch

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm: Presentation and Q&A

Location: Griffiss Institute, 725 Daedalian Drive, Rome, NY

Cost: $15 per person; includes lunch REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

Attendance limited to 60 registrants


Headaches. Angina. Heart Attacks.

No, this isn't just another day in your Emergency Department, it's the newest threat to patient safety: cybercrime. From crippling ransomware attacks that leave computers and EMRs inaccessible, healthcare has been devastated by wave after wave of criminal activity. For the first time in history, cybersecurity has become life or death. But just like in healthcare, there's hope. The very same issues that make our hospitals and clinics vulnerable may also be our greatest strengths, if you know how to manage them correctly.

Join the Griffiss Institute and Cyber Research Institute as GreyCastle Security takes you through a minute-by-minute replay of the largest ransomware attack on a US hospital to date. Ransomware attacks are inevitable and being resilient is all that matters. This sophisticated ransomware variant known as "SamSam" compromised over 6,000 assets and shut down the entire system. In this new era of cybercrime, you can't afford to give into the ransom payment demand. Every second counts and so does patient safety.

Presented by: Reg Harnish, CEO, GreyCastle Security

GreyCastle SecurityReg Harnish is the CEO of GreyCastle Security, a leading cybersecurity risk assessment, advisory and mitigation firm headquartered in Troy, New York.

As CEO of GreyCastle, Reg is responsible for defining and executing the company's vision. Under his leadership, the company has experienced six consecutive years of triple-digit growth and countless industry accolades. Today, GreyCastle Security is working with organizations in nearly every state in the U.S.

Reg is a nationally-recognized speaker and has presented at countless industry events. Reg was recently recognized as the Cybersecurity Consultant of the Year in North America by the Cybersecurity Excellence Awards for the second consecutive year. He has been featured in Time, Forbes, CBS Nightly News, The Washington Post, Dark Reading and others.

Reg is a member of the Forbes Technology Council and a fellow of the National Cybersecurity Institute in Washington, DC.