Healthcare Internal Audit and Compliance Series | Information and Data Security Risk – What You Need to Know in the Current Environment


Course Description:
For your organization to grow and succeed it is critical that you take the appropriate steps to reduce risk before it occurs. The continued importance of technology and the need to manage data security risk only continues to grow. It is important that you understand the elements of data security and cybersecurity processes to protect your systems and data while also protecting your reputation. We want to help you prevent, detect and respond to cyber attacks.

A Risk Assessment is also a key element in the process of strategic data risk management. A risk assessment helps you identify, measure and manage risk within your organization by providing a coordinated and thoughtful approach to identifying, assessing and developing a plan to manage risk.

It is also important to understand the elements of HiTrust and the benefits to your health system and how your internal audit and compliance professionals can play a role in improving controls and processes.

In this webinar we will explore Data Security elements and the benefits of increased Cybersecurity awareness and HiTrust.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define what a cyber-attack is and the effects it can have on your organization
  • Discuss how cybersecurity can protect your data and reputation
  • Identify possible risk areas within an organization
  • Discuss the elements of and benefits of HiTrust
  • Outline how to implement a plan to prevent, detect and respond to cyber attacks

Discussion Questions:

  1. What risks are you most concerned about within your organization?

  2. What do your audit plans look like for the year?

  3. What strategies do you use to best mitigate risk?

  4. Have you experienced a cyber threat? How did you respond?

  5. What does your cybersecurity plan look like? What have you done to protect your organization from cyber threats?

  6. Have you recently taken an IT risk assessment?

  7. What information do you need to feel more informed about your cyber risks and security?

Eric Pulse, CISA, CISM, CRISC, CCSFP, CFSA, Principal-in-Charge of Risk Advisory Services
Eric specializes in providing internal audit, information technology, risk advisory and cybersecurity consulting services to a variety of industries, including healthcare, insurance, banking, credit unions, retail, manufacturing and governments. He advises Eide Bailly clients on how to keep their valuable data secure in a world of increasingly sophisticated operational, technology, and cyber risks and threats. With his many years of experience, Eric has become a true thought leader in the culture of risk management.

Michael Nouguier, CISSP, PMP, Director of Cybersecurity
Michael has 15 years of IT and Cybersecurity experience. He focuses on building strategy and hope through innovative cybersecurity solutions and works with organizations to identify the root causes of concern to remediate risk and build a greater security posture.

Scott Sisel, CPA, Partner-in-Charge of Health Systems and Internal Audit Services
Scott leads the firm’s Internal Audit services practice. He has served a variety of industries with a focus on the healthcare industry. More specifically, Scott has advised public and private health care organizations, including health systems, health insurers and accountable care and related organizations. He assists organizations in various industries on risk management, internal controls and audit, operational improvement analysis, business restructuring and other regulatory and compliance matters. Scott's expertise also includes risk assessment, risk management, and the development of industry best control practices.

CPE Information
CPE Credit: 1
Field of Study: Auditing
Level of Knowledge: Basic
Delivery Method: Group-Internet Based

Additional Information:
This is a Group-Internet Based Webinar. No prerequisites or advanced preparation required. For information regarding refund, complaint and program cancellation policies, please contact Amy DeGeorge.

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