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Ransomware Attacks in Healthcare: Preparing and Protecting Your Organization


This is a virtual event, accessible online and over the phone. Access instructions will be provided after registration.


This is a complimentary program sponsored by Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP.

Cybercrime Magazine predicts that global ransomware attacks will reach $11.5 billion in 2019.  According to Forbes Technology, ransomware attacks will hit a business every 14 seconds by next year—with a new report revealing that 45% of ransomware attacks are in the healthcare sector.1   Ransomware attacks are not only becoming increasingly frequent but also significantly more sophisticated and easier to execute.  They are now fully automated, with ransomware toolkits sold on the dark web.  In addition, they are often integrated with other exploits to maximize the damage to your network and brand.

How can you prepare and protect your organization from the devastation of a ransomware attack?  Manatt answers that question in a new webinar that examines the healthcare industry’s greatest vulnerabilities, as well as strategies for mitigating risk and creating a robust disaster recovery plan, if an attack does occur.

The program will track the evolution of ransomware to reveal the latest threats and how they emerged.  It also will share details from Verizon’s Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) that are specific to healthcare.  In addition, it will examine breach notification under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), as well as state laws.  Finally, it will look ahead at coming threats—and how you can defend against them.

1Beazley 2018 Breach Briefing, cited in Healthcare Informatics.

Production and programming support is provided by the marketing services team at Bloomberg Next.

Educational Objectives:
• Understand how ransomware has changed and evolved since it first appeared in 1989—and the newest threats organizations face today.
• Learn healthcare-specific details from Verizon’s DBIR, including a real-world case study.
• Gain insight into the most common vulnerabilities in healthcare organizations.
• Explore the factors to consider when determining whether a ransomware incident is a reportable breach under HIPAA—and the special challenges healthcare organizations face in managing the breach notification process.
• Discover how to minimize risk in your own organization and when working with third-party vendors.
• Look ahead at emerging threats—and what you can do to keep your organization safe.

Who would benefit most from attending this program?

CEOs & other business leaders, General Counsel, Operations Professionals, Board Members, Counsel, Consultants, Analysts/Specialists and Administrators at corporations, Partners, Managing Partners, Practice Group Leaders, Associates, CEO/President, Board Members, Consultants, Of Counsel, Operations Professionals, Analyst/Specialist, Administrators at law firms 

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Ingrid Beierly
  • Senior Advisor, Cyber and Global Payment Security
  • Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

A senior security risk business leader with a record of achievement in payment data security, Ingrid Beierly has led successful efforts to mitigate global payment risk and cybersecurity data compromises for impacted entities.

Ingrid previously served as a global forensic and cyberintelligence business leader with a major credit card company for over a decade. As both analyst and advisor, she spearheaded global computer forensic investigations impacting credit card members, merchants and service providers, providing insight on fraud investigations, data security compromises and compliance preparation.

Ingrid was instrumental in developing data security programs, such as the Cardholder Information Security Program (now known as Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards), Payment Application Data Security Standards, Payment Forensic Investigator and Qualified Integrator and Reseller Program. These programs impact entities all over the world.

Before joining Manatt, Ingrid served as an independent payment security consultant in the San Francisco Bay Area, focusing on payment data security, incident response and credit/debit/prepaid card fraud mitigation strategies for a high-profile clientele.

Robert D. Belfort
  • Partner
  • Manatt Health

With more than 20 years of experience in healthcare law, Robert Belfort advises healthcare organizations on regulatory compliance and transactional matters. His clients include hospitals, medical groups, health insurers, managed care organizations, accountable care organizations (ACOs), mental health providers, pharmacy chains, IT vendors and healthcare industry trade associations.

For health insurers and other MCOs, Bob helps ensure compliance with federal and state rules and regulations. These include Affordable Care Act standards, Medicare Part C and Part D rules, HIPAA portability and nondiscrimination mandates, state insurance licensing and market conduct laws, and Medicaid managed care requirements.

Bob also counsels insurers and providers that are establishing ACOs and other value-based contracting arrangements. In addition, he drafts and negotiates managed care and accountable care contracts, such as provider participation agreements, specialty carve-out and pharmacy benefit manager arrangements. Organizations with privacy concerns turn to Bob for advice on managing health information within the parameters established by HIPAA and state confidentiality laws. He drafts privacy policies, conducts internal gap analyses, partners with clients to develop other privacy safeguards, and helps clients respond to complaints and privacy breaches. Bob also works with regional health information organizations and other entities to develop policies and practices about patient consent and other data sharing.

To proactively avoid fraud and abuse, Bob advises clients on structuring transactions and conducting business in compliance with the Anti-Kickback Statute, the Stark law, participation and billing requirements for Medicare and Medicaid, professional licensing rules, and the corporate practice of medicine and fee-splitting restrictions. He also performs risk assessments, develops compliance programs, conducts internal investigations, and represents clients in government investigations and audits.

Donna L. Wilson
  • Managing Partner-Elect and Chair, Privacy and Data Security Business Group
  • Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Donna Wilson is nationally recognized for her high-profile, bet-the-company work on behalf of companies facing litigation and government enforcement actions, with a focus on both the consumer financial services and privacy and data security spaces. Donna’s extensive crisis and risk management experience, coupled with her broad subject matter knowledge and precedent-setting litigation experience, makes her highly valued by in-house counsel, the C-level suite and boards in pre-emptively mitigating risk, and navigating those risks that become full-blown exposure. She has successfully represented her client base, which includes banks, mortgage servicers, auto finance companies, retailers and other financial services providers, as well as clients in other regulated industries, in a range of matters, from advice and counseling, to class and individual litigation, to government enforcement and regulatory actions.

The chair of Manatt’s privacy and data security practice and co-chair of its financial services group and financial services litigation and enforcement practice, Donna is also recognized by professional publications for her leadership. Most recently, she was selected as one of the Top 20 Cyber/Artificial Intelligence Lawyers and one of the Top 100 Women Lawyers in California by the Daily Journal, and one of the Most Influential Women Lawyers in Los Angeles by the Los Angeles Business Journal. Donna also serves as a member of Manatt’s Board of Directors and the firm’s Compensation Committee.

Donna is a frequent author, speaks on cutting-edge legal matters and is regularly quoted by various media, including The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and the Daily Journal.

Chris Novak
  • Global Director, Threat Research Advisory Center
  • Verizon Enterprise Solutions

Chris is a pioneer and innovator in the security marketplace. His distinguished career of ~20 years has groomed him for his current role as the Global Director of the Verizon Threat Research Advisory Center. Chris routinely consults for multinational corporations and government agencies regarding their cybersecurity posture, as well as advising executive leadership teams and boards of directors through cybersecurity incidents.

He predicted that as organizations naturally became more connected and data became more accessible, organizations would need more sophisticated cybersecurity assistance to deal with the threats that they faced. Over the years and through various corporate mergers and acquisitions, Chris assembled a world-class team of experts. His team leads hundreds of cybersecurity investigations annually, ranging from financial fraud, cyber espionage, ransomware, industrial control systems, among others... His team has also been consistently rated by external analyst firms as being a leader in the market (see Forrester and IDC reports).

His passion for cybersecurity shines through in his continued contributions to education, awareness and thought leadership. He has been a contributing author to the industry-leading Data Breach Investigations Report and Data Breach Digest going back to their inception in 2008. He has been a public speaker at hundreds of events spanning 40+ countries. He continues to advise numerous corporate executive leadership teams and boards of directors. Chris has also provided perspective on public policy through briefings to U.S. congressional committees such as Senate Banking, House Financial Services, House Homeland Security, Senate Homeland Security and others… He has also been featured in such media outlets as The Wall Street Journal, ABC News, CBS News, American Banker, and many others. Chris is also a big supporter of various efforts to grow and enhance the inclusiveness of the cybersecurity field.

Continuing Education

1.5 General COA, 1.5 CLE
Practice Areas:
A basic understanding of cybersecurity issues.
Production Date: