Reno, NV – September 7, 2017 – BlackRidge Technology International, Inc. (OTCQB: BRTI), a leading provider of next generation cyber defense solutions, has been invited to participate and is one of the sponsors for the 2017 Cyber Security for Healthcare Exchange Conference, being held on September 13-15, 2017 at the Highlands Dallas in Dallas, Texas.
BlackRidge Managing Director of Healthcare Steve Leatherman will be presenting How to Reduce Risk and Improve Patient Care with a New Approach to Cyber Security. Leatherman will review how cyber-attacks, originating from outside or inside your network, can compromise clinical device functionality, and how a best practices approach of implementing micro-segmentation to isolate can protect healthcare systems and legacy devices.
“Security breaches are not only putting protected health information ‘PHI’ at risk, but directly impacting the ability to deliver patient care in a secure, authenticated and appropriate manner,” said Leatherman.
Today's Healthcare Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) are working to streamline technology services to improve the quality of care, while still keeping personal and corporate information safe and intellectual property secure. The Cyber Security for Healthcare Exchange Conference features CISOs and industry cyber security professionals presenting on current topics and research in healthcare cyber security and cyber defense.
A KPMG 2017 Cyber Healthcare and Life Sciences Survey shows that 47% of healthcare payers and providers experienced security related violations or cyber-attacks that compromised data in 2017, yet 87% rated their readiness to defend at four or better on a five-point scale. According to KPMG Healthcare Advisory Leader Dion Sheidy: Healthcare payers and providers are treacherous ground here and some organizations are underestimating cyber-security risks. Despite rising threats KPMG’s survey found that cyber security as a board agenda item has declined over the past two years to 79% versus 87% in 2015.
About BlackRidge Technology
BlackRidge Technology (OTCQB: BRTI) provides next generation cyber defense solutions that stop cyber-attacks and block unauthenticated access. BlackRidge’s patented First Packet Authentication™ technology was developed for the military to cloak and protect servers and segment networks. BlackRidge Transport Access Control authenticates user and device identity and enforces security policy on the first packet of network sessions. This new level of real-time protection blocks or redirects unidentified and unauthorized traffic to stop attacks and unauthorized access, isolates systems and segments networks, and provides identity attribution. BlackRidge was founded in 2010 to commercialize its military grade and patented network security technology. For more information, visit www.blackridge.us.
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