Eastern GA GHA/GAHIMSS Cyber Security Summit

April 17, 2024 | Chapter Event

Event Time

April 17th, 12:00pm, EST - 6:30pm, EST


Event Location

Summit: Georgia Cyber Center - 100 Grace Hopper Lane | Augusta, GA 30901-1127

Networking: Sole Augusta - 1033 Broad St | Augusta, GA 30901


Non-member Price: $40.00

Member Price: $30.00

Summit: 12:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Networking: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM


12:50 - 1:20 | Session 1, Fireside Chat:

  • (Moderator) David P. Smith is the Regional Sales Director at CATO Networks, a converged software stack, global cloud distribution, and common policy and data management solutions provider.
  • Phil Gansz is the Senior Director of IT at Articularis Healthcare Group, a physician led and owned organization dedicated to improving healthcare by supporting independent rheumatology practices.


1:25 - 2:15 | Session 2, Strategic Alliances: Empowering Healthcare IT Professionals in the Face of Cyber Threats

In today’s interconnected world, healthcare organizations confront a dynamic cyber threat landscape. From ransomware attacks to data breaches, the stakes are high. Fear not! This session unites experts from the FBI, CISA, and local resources to empower Healthcare IT professionals. Discover how collaboration and strategic partnerships bolster cyber resilience.

  • (Moderator) Steven McWilliams is the Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Georgia Hospital Association (GHA), the primary healthcare trade associations in the state of Georgia.
  • Stanton Gatewood is the US Department of Human Services/Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) -R4 Cyber Security Coordinator for the State of Georgia.
  • Richard Hernandez is currently a Special Agent at Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • Eric Toler is the Executive Director of the Georgia Cyber Center, the primary investigative work unit of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.


2:20 - 2:45 | Session 3, How AI Will Help Ransomware Gangs Create the Next Change Healthcare Attack:

AI will be the next big enabler for ransomware attacks like Change Healthcare. We will take a real-time look at how attacks take place and how every aspect of the attack chain improves with AI. Using examples like Change Healthcare, he will discuss ransomware gang tactics, how they will continue to improve and how they can be prevented.

  • Adam Mansour is the Chief Security Officer at ActZero, a provider of Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services, focusing on delivering threat protection to small and medium-sized enterprises.


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