Cybersummit 2021 Session Day 4: The Changing Cyber Landscape in Healthcare

The Changing Cyber Landscape in Healthcare. Session Participants: Reuven Pasternak, CISA; Marene Allison, Johnson & Johnson; Jacki Monson, Sutter Health; Nina Alli, Biohacking Village


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About the Speakers

Moderator: Reuven Pasternak, Senior Advisor, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)

Dr. Pasternak is a physician and health care executive with an extensive background in health policy and systems, hospital and community-based operations, physician practice management, clinical research and guideline development, and academic affairs. A graduate of Johns Hopkins (BA, International Studies) and Duke (MD), he also holds an MPH in from the University of North Carolina School of Public Health (epidemiology, biostatistics, health policy) and an MBA from the Loyola (Maryland) School of Business. Dr. Pasternak trained in Pediatrics and Preventive\Community Medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill and in anesthesiology and critical care medicine at Johns Hopkins where he also did a fellowship in Critical Care Medicine. He served on the faculty at Johns Hopkins with appointments in the Schools of Medicine (Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Pediatrics) and Public Health (Health Care Policy and Management) where he engaged in research in clinical and operational risk analysis and developed programs to enhance quality and sustainability. He also served as Vice Dean of the School of Medicine, where he co-led the restructuring of the faculty practice plan and the integration of the Bayview and East Baltimore campuses clinical and academic campuses. He left Hopkins to enhance and grow systems as CMO of the Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati, CEO of Inova Fairfax Hospital and Executive VP of Inova in northern Virginia, and CEO of Stony Brook University Hospital (State University of New York) and as VP for Health Systems for Stony Brook Medicine.

Dr. Pasternak has served on numerous national and regional boards and advisory bodies, including the Advisory Board of the NIH Clinical Center, American Hospital Association, American Heart Association, American Society of Anesthesiologists, as well as other regional, state, and local bodies. He has been engaged as a consultant to systems in the US, UK, Middle East, and China in conjunction with Johns Hopkins International, Inova, and as an independent advisor.  His work has been dedicated to the goal of establishing a framework for analyzing, structuring, and implementing programs in a manner that identifies and mitigates risk and combines innovative methods of clinical and managerial strategy and practice to optimize care, quality, and sustainability. He has served as a Senior Advisor in Healthcare to the private equity firm Riverside Company and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Sparian Biosciences, a startup pharmaceutical firm, and as advisor to the Johns Hopkins Carey School of Business and to America's Essential Hospitals Institute’s Fellows Program. He currently serves as interim Senior Advisor for the National Risk Management Center (NRMC) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) at the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In this role, he works with and advises federal government and private sector partners on current and future responses to pandemics and other disruptive events to enhance infrastructure security and resilience. Dr. Pasternak served on active duty with the US Navy (medical corps) in 1990-91 and retired from the reserves in 1999 with the rank of Commander. He currently makes his home in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, with his wife, Nancy, a former health care and nurse executive.

Marene Allison, VP and Chief Information Security Officer, Johnson & Johnson

Ms. Allison has responsibility for protecting Johnson & Johnson information technology systems and business data worldwide. This includes ensuring that the company's information security posture supports business growth objectives, protects public trust in the Johnson & Johnson brand, and meets legal/regulatory requirements. Marene is a member of the company's Compliance committee and presents to the Johnson & Johnson Board of Directors on cybersecurity risk. With more than 260 companies in 60 countries worldwide, Johnson & Johnson is a global leader in consumer health, pharmaceutical products, and medical devices.

Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson, Marene was Chief Security Officer and Vice President for Medco, the largest pharmacy benefit manager in the United States. Marene was responsible for all aspects of the company's security, regulatory, and compliance including, physical and logical security, executive protection as well as HIPPA, Payment Card Industry, Medicare and prescription fraud, and IT controls.

Prior to that, Marene was with Avaya as head of Global Security where she worked on securing the World Cup network in Korea and Japan in 2002. Before joining Avaya, she was Vice President of Loss Prevention and Safety for the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company. Before joining the corporate world, she served as a Special Agent in the FBI working on undercover drug operations in Newark, NJ, and also working on terrorist bombings in San Diego, CA. She developed and participated in the nuclear terrorism exercise, Compass Rose '88, the largest mock terrorism incident exercise by the federal government.

Marene has a Bachelor of Science degree from The United States Military Academy at West Point, in the first class to include women. She has served in the US Army in the Military Police, at Ft Hood, TX, Ft Chaffee, AR, and Ft McClellan, AL. She has served on the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services appointed by the Secretary of Defense and the Overseas Security Advisory Committee appointed by the Secretary of State. Marene is a founding member of West Point Women and currently serves on their Board of Directors. She is also on the Board of Directors for H-ISAC (Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center) and ASIS International. Marene is married, has a son, a wonderful daughter-in-law and grandson, and lives in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

Jacki Monson, VP, Chief Technology Risk Officer, Chief Information Security Officer and Chief Privacy Officer, Sutter Health

Jacki Monson has worked in healthcare for eighteen years. For the last sixteen years, Jacki has focused primarily on technology risk, information security, and privacy. Currently, Jacki is the Vice President, Chief Technology Risk Officer, Chief Information Security Officer and Chief Privacy Officer for Sutter Health where she provides direction and oversight for all facets of the technology risk, information security, and privacy program. Prior to this, Jacki served in Chief Privacy Officer roles at Sutter Health and Mayo Clinic. Prior to Mayo, Jacki worked for a Pharmacy Benefit Management and Mail Order Pharmacy Company and an independent Children's Hospital in compliance, privacy, and information security roles. Jacki is considered a subject matter expert and leader in technology risk, information security, and privacy. She has been recognized by Becker's Hospital Report as top 20 CISO and CPO to know in healthcare. Jacki is member of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics and the Co-Chair of the Privacy, Confidentiality and Information Security Sub-Committee. Previously, Jacki served as a member of HHS's Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force. Jacki serves as both an advisor to boards and start ups. She has testified before government and legislative committees, authored numerous articles, been quoted in books and articles, and is a frequent national speaker on these subjects. Jacki has a Juris Doctor from Mitchell Hamline School of Law. She holds certifications in health care law, privacy, information security, and compliance. She has a Bachelor of Arts with Honors from The College of Saint Scholastica in Psychology.

Nina Alli, Executive Director, Biohacking Village

Nina Alli has 15 years of experience in the NYC ambulatory and hospital environments for managing the complexities of modernization of legacy systems within the healthcare industry. Her journey began when electronic medical records, associated IoMT devices, and applications connectivity, were conceptually new and laws were being adapted to meet the novel technologies. From this insight, as Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Biohacking Village for the past seven years, Nina has taken the lessons and experiences to grow nine talks to five labs designed to engage and educate folks on the aspects impacting practices of care to focus on the biotechnology, citizen science, and cybersecurity of the healthcare industry and biomedical ecosystem.

During a three year hiatus from the medical community, Nina worked in the financial sector to ascertain how they overcame the industrial crisis and worked towards refining their laws, rules and regulations to enhance their future functionality and bring their innovation tactics, techniques, and procedures into the biomedical ecosystem and healthcare industry.

Nina is a member of the Infragard NYC Metro Chapter, and has participated in their Cyber Medical Conference in 2018. With continued focus on education, she was an iQ4 Mentors Council at John Jay University and gives talks with focus on Electronic Medical Record, Infrastructure, Interoperability, Resilience, IoT Connected Medical Device, and Micro Sectors within healthcare. Nina has also worked on a microfluidics device to decrease lab result time to thirty minutes at the NYU Veterans Future Lab.

Nina has two Masters degrees, Biomedical and Health Informatics as well as Translational Medicine. She is currently working on a third Masters Degree from King's College London on International Relations, with a focus on warfare. She is a Marine Corps veteran and former Presidential Innovation Fellow who continues to work with various US Combatant Commands.

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