According to ABI Research, enterprise wearable devices with health monitoring capabilities are a $10.5 billion industry that is anticipated to grow to $55 billion by 2022. The rapid proliferation of these and other health technology along with the federally-mandated shift to electronic medical records (EMRs) raises the concerns of information security professionals.
Baylor’s second annual Cyber Day welcomes industry leaders in cybersecurity from organizations charged with managing and protecting health data. In conversations with Baylor faculty, administration and during a public panel the challenges and issues in achieving secure health information will be explored.
Of course, Cyber Day will also feature a HackFest that will put the best and brightest from the area to the test and an interactive exhibit that will introduce everyone from novice to expert to the latest cybersecurity threats. Pursuing the theme of health data aligns with the Health and Data Sciences pillars of Baylor’s recently announced academic strategic campaign, Illuminate.
The Baylor HackFest is an opportunity for everyone in the Baylor community to experience cyber threats from the inside. Whether you know nothing about technology or consider yourself an expert hacker, HackFest provides an opportunity for you to be BearAware! Simply make plans to come and select one of the following tracks:
Hankamer Academic Center Lobby
An experience designed for anyone and everyone! See the most common technological exploits in action and learn how to keep yourself from being an easy target for hackers.
Cashion Academic Center, 5th Floor
Test your mettle as a hacker by competing as part of a team in a "King of the Mountain" game where it is your job to work together to vanquish servers and conquer technological terrain in a quest to rule the network!
Associate Vice President, Information Protection & Assurance
Associate Vice President of Information Security and acting Chief Information Security Officer
Senior Director, Security Operations Center
Richard M. Seidner
Director, Higher Education Business Development
A. Michael Smith
Partner in charge of Internal Technology Audit Solutions for Financial Services
Senior IT, Information Systems Site Manager
Make plans today to participate in Baylor's Cyber Day activities. Both the panel discussion and HackFest are free and open to the public. We look forward to seeing you on October 23 and 24, 2018!
Baylor Cyber Day is sponsored by Baylor ITS, the Department of Computer Science, the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations, and presented as part of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month.