Preparing for and Managing Data Breaches

Date: November 29th 2011 from 2pm to 3pm EST

In the weeks remaining before the end of the year, the U.S. is expected to provide additional guidance on the data handling practices and responsibilities of business associates under HIPAA, further emphasizing the need for safeguards, breach prevention strategies and effective response plans by all data stewards.

This webinar will discuss strategies to ensure your organization and business partners are aware of how to appropriately manage and safeguard sensitive information assets and the actions to take following a breach, should one occur.

Webinar Objectives:

• How to identify, safeguard and manage your information assets

• Locating your information assets

• Determining the sensitivity of those assets and strategies to appropriately categorize data

• Reacting to a breach

This presentation will cover the current initiatives to harmonize or streamline ethics review in Canada, including the Health Canada sponsored CGSB Committee to set a standard for REBs that review regulated biomedical research, which the Committee has just passed.

Speaker: Rebecca Herold , CISSP, CIPP, CISM, CISA, FLMI, is the Owner & CEO at Rebecca Herold & Associates

Biography: Rebecca Herold, The Privacy Professor, has more than 20 years’ experience in the areas of information privacy and security. An Adjunct Professor for the Norwich University Master of Science in Information Assurance Program, Herold is the author of 15 books including The Practical Guide to HIPAA Privacy and Security Compliance; The Privacy Management Toolkit and The Encyclopedia of Information Assurance. As the CPO/CISO for Compliance Helper, Herold assists helping healthcare covered entities and business associates and leads the NIST Smart Grid privacy group.

Speaker:Dr. Khaled El Emam, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute and CEO of Privacy Analytics Inc.

Biography: Dr. El Emam is a senior scientist at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute and the founder and CEO of Privacy Analytics Inc. Established in 2007, Privacy Analytics provides HIPAA certification services and offers the only commercially available integrated data masking and de-identification software. Dr. Khaled El Emam holds the Canada Research Chair in Electronic Health Information at the University of Ottawa and is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

Download the slides here and here.