Speaker's Corner

Speaker's Corner

SC-01 - Cybersecurity: 10 Things You Should Keep Your Eye On

Sunday, April 29
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Location: Arie Crown Theater

Your top priority is to ensure the best possible care for your patients. Hear how organization, such as DXC Technology, monitors and stays ahead of the most pressing cybersecurity challenges we face.

Paul Connelly

Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer
HCA Healthcare

Paul Connelly is Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer for HCA Healthcare, the largest private healthcare provider in the United States. Paul leads Cybersecurity, Physical Security, Privacy, and Information Lifecycle Management programs for all HCA business units and facilities.
Paul started in this field as an information security analyst at the National Security Agency in 1984; then spent nine years as the Chief Information Security Officer at the White House Communications Agency; and six years as a partner leading a Washington, DC-based information security consulting practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He joined HCA and has led HCA’s program since 2002.
Highlights of Paul’s career include:
• The first Chief Information Security Officer at the White House, serving under Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and Bill Clinton
• The first civilian Presidential Communications Officer, leading communications and emergency support for the President during travel throughout the world.
• Inducted into the White House Communications Agency Hall of Fame, 1998
• Winner of the top award for achievement in the Information Security field in the federal government (the Frank B. Rowlett Trophy), 1992
• Winner of the Information Security Executive of the Year Award for North America, 2009
• 18 individuals from Paul’s teams have been selected as Chief Information Security Officers at other organizations
Paul has obtained the Certified Information Systems Security Professional and the National Security Agency’s Information Systems Security Professional certifications. He completed the Naval War College National Security Studies program. Paul has Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Resource Economics from the University of Florida.


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Greg Garcia

Executive Director for Cybersecurity
Healthcare Sector Coordinating Council

Gregory T. Garcia is Executive Director for Cybersecurity of the Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council (HSCC). The healthcare and public health sector is one of 16 critical industry sectors identified under Presidential Policy Directive 21. The HSCC brings together the many subsectors of the healthcare industry in collaboration with the government – principally the Departments of Health and Human Services, and Homeland Security - to develop and implement evolving ways to strengthen the sector’s security and resiliency against cyber and physical threats.
Greg was appointed by President George W. Bush as the nation’s first Assistant Secretary for Cyber Security and Communications at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security from 2006-2009, where he led the National Cyber Security Division, the National Communications System and the Office of Emergency Communications. Under Greg’s leadership, DHS was a key driver in developing the Bush Administration’s Comprehensive National Cyber Security Initiative (HSPD 23), the National Emergency Communications Plan, and the precursor to what is now the National Cyber and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC).
After DHS, Garcia went on to create and lead Bank of America’s external partnership strategy for cyber security and identity management until December 2011. He then expanded his footprint to head the Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council (FSSCC), an official industry-wide partner to the government, developing policy and operational strategy for the security and resiliency of the financial system against cyber-attacks and other threats.
Greg most recently was executive vice president of SIGNAL Group, a Washington, DC-based public policy advocacy and strategic communications consulting firm.
Earlier in his career, Greg served as professional staff for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, where he shepherded enactment of the Cyber Security Research & Development Act of 2002. He also led advocacy for the Information Technology Association of America, American Electronics Association, and 3Com Corporation, a Silicon Valley computer and communications networking company.
He is a member of the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board, a federal advisory committee; CompTIA’s Cybersecurity Advisory Board; was a guest lecturer at the Army War College in Carlisle, PA; and has occupied numerous advisory board positions with high technology startups.


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Robert Wah

Global Chief Medical Officer
DXC Technology

Robert M. Wah, MD, a reproductive endocrinologist and ob-gyn in McLean, Va., was president of the American Medical Association from June 2014 to June 2015. A nationally recognized expert in health information technology, Dr. Wah is global chief medical officer at DXC Technology. He is regularly ranked in Modern Healthcare magazine's "50 Most Influential Physician Executives." Dr. Wah previously served as associate chief information officer for the Military Health System in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and served as the first deputy national coordinator in the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). He practices and teaches at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., and the National Institutes of Health. He has served on the faculties of Harvard Medical School, University of California, San Diego, and Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.


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Chris Pagano

Consulting Director, Virtual Health


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