Cybersecurity Strategies in Times of Change
Dan L. Dodson

Virtual Think Tank Series

Cybersecurity Strategies in Times of Change

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EDT)

As hospital and health system security leaders continue to navigate the COVID-19 crisis, they are now beginning to pivot and have begun thinking about short and long-term strategies, plans and objectives. CIOs and CISOs in particular have a unique opportunity at this time to reevaluate existing IT initiatives and adapt to evolving workplace culture and logistics.  Organizations have employed various approaches for navigating through the crisis, but no single organization has all the answers.

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 turbulent times.

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

  • How COVID-19 has changed the business model of delivering care and the effects on your organization’s infrastructure
  • Projected financial impact of revenue losses on your cybersecurity program
  • How to evaluate 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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