Webinar – Break the Attack Chain: Protecting Identities from Cyber Attackers Presented by Proofpoint

September 12, 2023

September 12, 12:00pm, EDT - 1:00pm, EDT



Break the Attack Chain: Protecting Identities from Cyber Attackers



Cybercriminals continue to target the healthcare industry with obtaining credentials being the primary motivation for most threat actors. Stolen credentials offer a multitude of attack vectors for cybercriminals, but not all credentials are created equally. At least not in the eyes of would-be cybercriminals. Instead, threat actors target specific job functions or departments where healthcare staff work in vulnerable ways or have access to key clinical or financial systems. It is critical to align protection with risks targeting users throughout the attack chain—from initial compromise to lateral movement to impact.


Learning Objectives:

1.  Discuss research that shows which healthcare job functions are most attacked

2.  Identify various tactics used by cyber attackers to launch their exploits such as phishing, ransomware and BEC

3.  Assess techniques to detect and prevent privileged identity risk and stop lateral movement in action




Speaker Details:  Ryan Witt is the Managing Director, Industries Solutions Group at Proofpoint. He is also the company’s Healthcare Resident CISO and Chairs Proofpoint's Healthcare Advisory Board. Ryan is a recognized healthcare cyber security executive and a frequent speaker at HIMSS, CHIME, AEHIS, H-ISAC, etc.  Previously, Ryan was the healthcare leader for Fortinet and Juniper Networks where he also was the Chair for their respective Healthcare Customer Advisory Boards. Ryan was a contributor to the 2013 WEDI Report, a former Co-Chair of WEDI's Privacy & Security Workgroup and has been elected to the WEDI Board of Directors. Ryan was also elected to the Association for Executives in Health Information Security (AEHIS) Advisory Board. A graduate of San Jose State University, Ryan has spent much of his professional life in Europe, but he and his family now live in Silicon Valley.