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February 2018 Chapter Meeting

February 1, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Please join the ISSA Chicago Chapter for our monthly chapter meeting. This month’s featured speaker will be the 2017 Chicago CISO of the Year, Erik Decker, Chief Security and Privacy Officer at University of Chicago Medicine. Hours ‘d oeuvres will be served. Cash bar available. ISSA Chicago Chapter members receive a complimentary drink if they register for the meeting as a member.

Topic: Industry Led Development of Healthcare Cybersecurity Best Practice Guide

In 2015, President Obama signed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, affectionally known as CISA. This Act helped pave the way to increase cybersecurity postures across our country, permit information sharing on cyberattacks, and bolster the cybersecurity practices within certain sectors. Section 405(d) of this Act is focused on Aligning Health Care Industry Security Approaches. This section required the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services establish a collaborative process with the Secretary of Homeland Security, health care industry stakeholders, the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and any Federal entity or non-Federal entity the Secretary determines appropriate, to establish a common set of voluntary, consensus-based, and industry-led guidelines, best practices, methodologies, procedures, and processes to increase the cybersecurity practices across the Healthcare Sector.

Speaker: Erik Decker, Chief Security and Privacy Officer at University of Chicago Medicine

Erik Decker is the Chief Security and Privacy Officer for the University of Chicago Medicine, and is responsible for its Cyber Security, Identity and Access Management and HIPAA Privacy Programs. Erik has 17 years of experience within Information Technology, with 11 years focused on Information Security. The majority of his career has been focused on Academic Medical Centers; establishing two information security programs and an identity and access management program.

Erik is the current Vice-Chair of the AEHIS Board, and joined AEHIS in 2015. Within AEHIS, he is the Chair of the Public Policy Committee. This association focuses on educating the CISO and providing cybersecurity resources within the Healthcare sector. Erik’s passion for thought leadership in this industry is evidenced by his roles within his professional associations, leadership of industry driven cybersecurity initiatives, and his many presentations to educational institutions, professional associations, conferences and other seminars. He is currently Co-Leading a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) task group of 100 industry experts across the country for implementing the CISA 405D legislation within the Healthcare sector. This group is charged with “Aligning the Health Care Industry Security Approaches”, as well as implementing several components of the recently federal Cybersecurity Task Force report. He was also awarded the 2017 Chicago CISO of the Year in October, 2017. He previously served as an adjunct faculty member at Columbia University teaching HIPAA Privacy and Security. Erik has a Master’s of Science in Information Technology from Loyola University in Chicago and Bachelors degree of the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana in Cell and Structural Biology.


February 1, 2018
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Rock Bottom
1 West Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60610 US


ISSA Chicago Chapter

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