Comparing Cybersecurity Strategies
Dan L. Dodson

Virtual Think Tank Series

Comparing Cybersecurity Strategies

Thursday, November 5, 2020 • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM (EDT)

The pandemic forced healthcare organizations to make an overnight shift to support employees working from home and new telemedicine platforms. While some organizations were prepared and scaled their existing environments, others had to both scope and scale their operations. Either way, they increased their attack surface by moving their edge farther from the four walls of the health system, creating a change to their cybersecurity programs.

Through participation in this VTT series, healthcare information security executives have an opportunity to collaborate and collectively develop better answers that are both data-driven and experience-based. You will be part of an engaged community of healthcare thought leaders, exchanging information and ideas on how to improve healthcare cybersecurity and, ultimately, patient security during these unprecedented times.

Some critical topics that will be explored during the first part of the series include:

  • Discussing controls that were bypassed during rapid deployment of work from home and telemedicine
  • Recognizing ways to assess your current tools and extract maximum value
  • Evaluating risk-based decisions and prioritize initiatives


    Dan L. Dodson
    Fortified Health Security
    Fortified Health Security

    Dan Dodson serves as CEO of Fortified Health Security, a recognized leader in cybersecurity that is 100% focused on serving the healthcare market. Through Dan’s leadership, Fortified partners with healthcare organizations to effectively develop the best path forward for their security program based on their unique needs and challenges.

    Previously, Dan served as Executive Vice President for Santa Rosa Consulting, a healthcare-focused IT consulting firm, where he led various business units including sales for the organization. He also served as Global Healthcare Strategy Lead for Dell Services (formally Perot Systems), where he was responsible for strategy, business planning and M&A initiatives for the company’s healthcare services business unit. Dan also held positions within other healthcare and insurance organizations including Covenant Health System, The Parker Group and Hooper Holmes.

    In 2018, Dan was recognized as a rising healthcare leader under 40 by Becker’s Hospital Review and regularly speaks at industry-leading events and conferences including CHIME, HIMSS and HIT Summits. He currently serves on the Southern Methodist University Cyber Security Advisory Board. Dan earned an M.B.A. in Health Organization Management and a B.S. in Accounting and Finance from Texas Tech University.

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