AHLA Annual Meeting June 27, 2017
June 27, 2017
Let the Buyer Beware! Ransomware and Other Cybersecurity Threats Create Peril in High Stakes Health Care M&A Transactions
AHLA Annual Meeting
San Francisco Marriott Marquis
San Francisco, CA
Join Director of Network Security Brad Pierce and panel as they present the Let the Buyer Beware! Ransomware and Other Cybersecurity Threats Create Peril in High Stakes Health Care M&A Transactions at the AHLA Annual Meeting.
Changes in federal health policy is forcing new payment models that are fueling mergers, acquisitions and other transactions, with purchasers acquiring sellers’ electronic health records systems. Traditional due diligence investigation of a target’s privacy/security compliance has not addressed significant business risk in taking over operations of a provider that has not conducted a HIPAA security risk analysis or failed to identify/report data breaches. How to look at a M&A transaction, how these risks are adversely impacting deals, why cyber risks are going unnoticed until it is too late, and how to identify and address them through security risk analysis. Key steps to take to restructure due diligence in order to proactively identify and address cybersecurity and other privacy/security risks, as well as key strategies to address risk in the deal documents. Current threat trends of organized criminal hacker groups targeting the health care industry along with specific risks that ransomware and other forms of cybersecurity attacks. Steps to successfully and efficiently discover and mitigate cybersecurity.
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