December 10th Austin HIMSS Chapter Annual December Panel and Cybersecurity Forum

December 10, 1:00pm, CST - 5:00pm, CST

Event Location:
Dell Medical School - Health Discovery Building Main Auditorium, 1601 Trinity St Bldg. B, Austin, TX 78701
Health Center Garage (HCG)


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Austin HIMSS Chapter Annual December Panel and Cybersecurity Forum

December 10, 2019
Check In: 1 to 1:30 pm
Event: 1:30 to 5 pm
Holiday Social to Follow: 5 to 8 pm


Great news! Attend the Cybersecurity Forum free of charge. The University of Texas is a public institution and use of the Health Discovery Building (HDB) is available to the public at no cost. Although the event charge was not intended to offset the event space, Austin HIMSS Chapter will graciously cover all associated fees.

Join us on Tuesday, December 10th for the Austin HIMSS Chapter Annual December Panel and Cybersecurity Forum. The forum will focus on the latest cybersecurity issues facing our healthcare community. The volume and intensity of cybersecurity breaches is increasing and this forum will identify threats and best practices for securing your data. Local providers and industry experts will share industry trends, cyber updates, and best practices for preventing cyber-attacks. This expanded program allows us to take a deep dive into discussing the issues important to your business.

Immediately following the Cybersecurity Forum, please join us for our annual Austin HIMSS Chapter Holiday Social at Scholtz’s Beer Garten.


Speakers, Panelists and Agenda:

  • Keynote Speaker: Aaron Miri, CIO, Dell Medical School & UT Health Austin, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Featured Speaker: Lauren Burnell, Public Sector Cloud Strategist, FireEye
  • Moderated Panel Discussion:
    • Moderator: TJ Bean, Director of Cybersecurity, Information Security – HCA Healthcare
    • Panelist: Will Kerr, Director for Security Operations – Radpartners
    • Panelist: Justin Freeman, Cybersecurity attorney – Winstead Attorneys
    • Panelist: Jeremy Sadler, Practice Manager – Cyber Trust Alliance
    • Panelist: Lauren Burnell, Public Sector Cloud Strategist – FireEye
    • Panelist: Deron T McElroy, Chief of Operations Cybersecurity Advisor Program – Department of Homeland Security


1:00 to 1:30: Arrival and Check In (Coffee, Tea, Water, Snacks)
1:30 to 1:40:
Doug Caldwell, President Austin HIMSS Chapter Welcome, Introductions and Opening Remarks
1:40 to 2:30: Aaron Miri
Federal Health IT Policy Updates and the Intersection of Privacy and Cybersecurity

2:30 to 3:15: Lauren Burnell Latest Cybersecurity Trends Impacting Healthcare, Tales from the Incident Response Trenches, Best Practices to Defend and Respond
3:15 to 3:30: Break 
3:30 to 4:30: Moderated Panel Discussion

4:30 to 4:50: Q & A from Audience
4:50 to 5:00: Closure and move to Holiday Social at Scholz’s Beer Garten
5:00 to 8:00: Holiday Social at Scholz’s Beer Garten


  • HIMSS Members Cybersecurity Forum (no charge) and Holiday Social (charge): $10.00
  • HIMSS Members Cybersecurity Forum Only: No Charge
  • HIMSS Members Holiday Social Only: $10.00
  • Non-Members Cybersecurity Forum (no charge) and Holiday Social: $15.00
  • Non-Members Cybersecurity Forum Only: No Charge
  • Non-Members Holiday Social Only: $15.00