Mistakes I’ve Made: Confessions of a Health Care Chief Information Security Officer

  • November 30, 2020
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET
  • Online

Time and resources spent building a solid business can be undone in seconds by cyberattacks. New ways of doing business – like personal physician visits switching to telehealth or in-classroom learning pivoting to online school – can create gaps in security that allow cybercriminals a way into systems. So while organizations are pivoting to keep pace with a chaotic landscape, their cybersecurity leaders are rethinking their approach to keeping digitally secure. Traditional cybersecurity practices are inadequate against an influx of new threats.

Join us to hear about the most common security program mistakes and hear real-life examples of how they can be prevented. Explore how organizations that pursue intelligence-driven cybersecurity will be best positioned for managing risk, identifying threats, and maintaining successful operations.

Attendees will learn about:

  • New insights into everyday security challenges
  • Real-world common mistakes made in health care security
  • Possible solutions and new ways of looking at these mistakes


Frank Negro
Advisory Consulting Healthcare and Life Sciences Solutions
NTT DATA Services

Frank Negro is the Practice Leader of the NTT Data Services’ Healthcare and Life Sciences Advisory Consulting group. His group consults on the strategic issues related to healthcare information systems and their environments. This work includes planning for mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, healthcare information security programs, systems selections, strategic project planning and leadership, and enterprise data architecture.

Frank graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1977 and earned a Certificate in Data Processing from the Institute for the Certification of Computer Professionals in 1986. He has been active with local and regional IT and planning groups, served on the boards of a home health care agency and a regional HIE, and has long been an active volunteer in his community.

Stephen C. Dunkle
Chief Information Security Officer
Geisinger Health System

Steve Dunkle is the enterprise Chief Information Security Officer at Geisinger, including the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, and Keystone Health Information Exchange. Steve has more than 40 years of experience in the information and physical security field. His professional tenure includes senior security leadership positions at Dow Corning Corporation, American Fidelity Assurance, Fleming/Core-Mark, Sallie Mae, Publix Super Markets, The Mosaic Company, and others.

Steve specializes in information and cybersecurity program development and IT risk management. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Management from Northwood University along with numerous certifications in information security, information system audit, and IT risk management.

Sushila Nair
Vice President of Security Services and Chief, Digital Office
NTT DATA Services

Sushila has worked as a Chief Information Security Officer for ten years and has twenty years’ experience in computing infrastructure, business and security. Sushila has consulted in many diverse areas including telecommunications, risk analysis, credit card fraud, and has served as a legal expert witness. She has worked with the insurance industry in Europe and America on methods of underwriting e-risk insurance based on ISO27001.

She has also published numerous articles in the computing press on risk and security, and has spoken at Segurinfo, CACS, TechMentor, FinSec and many other global technical events on diverse subjects ranging from managing risk to designing security baselines.

Bruce Snell
Director Emerging Threats and Disruptive Technologies
NTT Security

Bruce Snell has more than 20 years of experience in the information security industry. He uses this experience to help large organizations around the world develop long term security strategies and short-term tactical solutions to their cybersecurity needs. His experience with IoT security extends back over a decade and covers automotive, medical, home, and industrial industries. Bruce is currently the co-host of the award-winning podcast, “Hackable?”