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Governance Webinar Series – Session 4 – Cyberthreats: Board Oversight of Information Security

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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The implications and impact to a health care organization from a cyberattack can be severe if the entity does not have the right processes and policies to deal with the threat. Oversight responsibility for the information security program rests with the board of directors. This session will discuss the latest in cyberthreat trends and how health care organizations are continuing to fall victim to cyberattacks. The session also will cover the latest strategies to plan for and deal with a cyberattack from board and management levels, and throughout the organization. The session also will cover questions board members should be asking of management, the information needed from privacy and security leaders to meet its fiduciary oversight duties, risk assessments and cyber-insurance.

Learning objectives:

  • Describe and outline best practices for boards of directors to review cyberthreats.
  • Describe the board’s governance role in overseeing information security.
  • Identify the latest cyberthreats to health care organizations.
  • Outline strategies to deal with cyberattacks at all levels of the organization.


Vickie Ahlers
Baird Holm

Vickie Ahlers represents health care clients with a variety of issues including regulatory, transactional and contracting, HIPAA, medical staff and allied health professionals, organizational compliance and compliance with FDA medical device regulations. Ahlers is the chair of the firm’s health care section and leads the firm’s privacy and data protection group.

Bob Kardell
Baird Holm

Robert Kardell focuses on technology-based risk management solutions, cyberthreat prevention, remediation and response, and fraud prevention and investigation. Kardell has more than 20 years of experience working for the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a special agent, supervisory special agent, supervisory senior resident agent, and program coordinator for public corruption, complex financial crime, health care fraud and domestic terrorism. He is also certified in public accounting, information systems security, security essentials, financial forensics and fraud.