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Dr. Paul Alcock to discuss the importance of protecting ASC patient data against financially motivated cybercriminals -- and the risks of not prioritizing this effort.

In January, Paul Alcock, DIT, CISSP, CCSP, CISM, CCISO, GCIH, Chief Information Security Officer ("CISO") for Surgical Information Systems ("SIS"), will present a webinar for the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association (ASCA).

The program, scheduled for January 17 at 1:00 pm ET, is titled "ASC Cybersecurity: Crash Course on Current Threats & Best Practices."

Webinar Overview:

"Protection of patient data should be top of mind for any ASC, particularly with the continual threats coming from financially motivated groups actively targeting the healthcare space. These groups are organized, sophisticated and very aware of the limited resources some ASCs have to prevent a data breach. This program will highlight who these groups are, what motivates them and why they are becoming increasingly successful. We will provide pragmatic guidance on how a few low-cost controls can significantly reduce the risk of a cyberattack. Finally, since some participants are, unfortunately, likely to be victims of a future attack, we will detail some fundamental steps an ASC can take to reduce the impact and recover as quickly as possible."

As CISO, Dr. Alcock drives the enterprise cybersecurity program at SIS. A cybersecurity leader with more than 15 years of diverse IT and information security experience, he oversees the organization's cybersecurity function, including security operations and architecture, threat and incident management, and security policy and governance.

CASC certificants attending the webinar can earn 1 hour of Administrator Education Units (AEUs) within the content area of "regulatory and legal issues." Registered nurses can earn 1 hour of continuing education.

The webinar and its recording are included in ASCA's 2023 All-Access Pass. The program can also be purchased individually.

To learn more and register, visit the ASCA website.