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Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Cyber Security Training Series

Start Date: 1/23/2024 12:00 PM EST
End Date: 5/28/2024 12:00 PM EDT

Organization Name: WVPCA

Matthew Arthur
Email: matthew.arthur@wvpca.org
Phone: (304) 346-0032

EVENT OVERVIEW: The WVPCA and Online Business Systems have partnered to bring you a 5 -part webinar series on Cyber Security. This series will prepare Participating Health Centers (PHCs) to face multiple different common Cyber Security Threats and help them develop a framework to create threat-specific playbooks to streamline incident response within your organization. Don't miss this opportunity to prepare yourself for some of the most common threats against Health Centers in the modern world!

  1. Develop a comprehensive Incident Response Plan (IRP), which is crucial to helping Health Centers effectively respond to and ultimately withstand a Cyber Security attack.
  2. Establish a framework to help PHCs develop threat-specific playbooks to streamline incident response within their organizations.
  3. Educate PHCs on different types of Cyber Security attacks and provide structured discussion on the requirements and best practices for a response to each type of threat.
Session Overviews

Session #1 - Virtual Incident Response Tabletop Workshop (January 23rd, 2024, 12 PM - 2 PM)

This two-hour, virtual incident response workshop is a hands-on learning event designed to address common threats and provide a framework to execute a successful response to incidents. You will receive an overview of incident response requirements and best practices, review sample incident response materials and trainings, be a part of interactive response scenarios that test your readiness, and review lessons learned from this session. 

Session #2 - Social Engineering (February 27th, 2024, 12 PM - 1 PM) 

Social engineering attacks, commonly thought of as phishing, are a form of psychological manipulation that tricks users into making security mistakes or giving away sensitive information. It relies on human error, instead of vulnerabilities in software and operating systems. Social engineering attacks can stem from external sources or involve employees internal to the organization. Phishing attacks are the leading cause of healthcare breaches, and can be used to steal user credentials, sensitive data, or deliver malware into the environment. With the increasing threat to our healthcare organizations, this session will cover the social engineering trends and walk participants through a structured discussion to identify specific strategies to build a targeted response or “Playbook” to a social engineering attack.

Session #3 - Ransomware (March 26th, 2024, 12 PM - 1 PM)

Ransomware is a form of extortion software that can lock computers or systems and then demand a ransom for its release. The software is usually installed as part of a successful phishing attach on the organization. Based on the latest IBM Security and Ponemom Institute study, it's estimated that a ransomware attack can cost an average of $4.62 million per incident. This session will cover trends in ransomware, including considerations for business continuity planning. It will also provide a structured discussion to help participants develop their "Playbook" for a ransomware attack. 

Session #4 - Loss of Equipment (April 30th, 2024, 12 PM - 1 PM)

Physical loss of equipment could result in significant losses for a healthcare organization. Equipment requires safeguards to protect the sensitive data to prevent unauthorized access, dissemination, and use. This session will cover best practices in securing critical equipment and devices within an organization and walk participants through a structured discussion to ensure participants are able to create a "Playbook" in the event equipment is lost or stolen. 

Session #5 - Attack on Internet (May 28th, 2024, 12 PM - 1 PM)

Attackers are taking advantage of traditionally unsecure medical devices and using these devices as a pivot point within an organization’s network. This can jeopardize patient safety by affecting operations in an unintended manner. This session will cover common weaknesses in medical devices, and strategies for securing devices connected to an organization’s network. In addition, this session will also help participants create their "Playbook" in the event a device is compromised. 


Session 1: January 23rd, 2024, 12 PM - 2 PM
Session 2: February 27th, 2024, 12 PM - 1 PM
Session 3: March 26th, 2024, 12 PM - 1 PM
Session 4: April 30th, 2024, 12 PM - 1 PM
Session 5: May 28th, 2024, 12 PM - 1 PM

TARGET AUDIENCE: CIO, IT Staff, Health Center Administration


COST: This event is being offered at only $100 per participant.

Registration closes on January 22nd.

To Register: Select "Individual Member" if you have a log in (username/password). If you would like to request a log in, please contact Matthew Arthur at the WVPCA at (304) 346-0032 or select temporary login. 

If you do not have a login, please select "Individual Non-Member".
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Funding: This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) award totaling $915,817 with 38% financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, not an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.

Online Registration

Registration is Closed
Closed: 1/22/2024 4:30 PM

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