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Dave Snyder, Chief Information Security Leader of Independence Blue Cross, to Keynote Rock Stars of Healthcare Cybersecurity Symposium at 2015 mHealth Summit

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif., Nov. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dave Snyder, Independence Blue Cross' Chief Information Security Leader and Director of Information Security and Risk Management, will deliver a keynote address at IEEE Computer Society's Rock Stars of Healthcare Cybersecurity, a special event offered at the 2015 mHealth Summit, on November 9 in Washington, D.C.

Snyder leads a multi-disciplinary information security team that includes Security Operations, Governance, Risk Management, Compliance, and User Access Provisioning. He is responsible for the protection of all information assets with the primary goals of ensuring the company's reputation for integrity in serving its clients and protecting the Blue Cross brand.

The 2015 mHealth Summit is the premier international conference and expo for all things in innovative mobile and connected health solutions.  IEEE Computer Society's Rock Stars of Healthcare Cybersecurity is offered as an "Add-On Event" and will take place at the 2015 HIMSS Connected Health Conference at Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center.

Registration is now open for the must-attend, high level symposium featuring the industry's leading experts and innovative thinkers on how to overcome today's healthcare cybersecurity challenges and dangers.  Early pricing packages and professional development hours are available for individuals and teams. To register, visit

Other top leaders who will be presenting at Rock Stars of Healthcare Cybersecurity include:

  • James Brady, Chief Information Officer, Kaiser Permanente (pending) - Why is building a foundation of trust with your patients and with those in your organization so critical to cybersecurity?
  • Michael McNeil, Global Product Security & Services Officer, Philips Healthcare – Security proof your healthcare platform by knowing what kind of equipment and technology is most vulnerable to attack
  • Kevin Stine, Security Outreach and Integration Group; U.S. Department of Commerce – National Institute of Standards and Technology – The new standards, best practices, and technologies to advance security performance
  • Carl Landwehr, Lead Research Scientist, Cyber Security Policy and Research Institute, George Washington University – How a building code for medical device software security can help build public trust in mHealth devices.

The special add-on event will address all aspects of healthcare cybersecurity, including:

  • How to security-proof your organization
  • New best practices and standards to advance security performance
  • How building secure code for your medical device software creates public trust in healthcare devices
  • Five simple steps to develop a risk management solution and build trusted technology
  • A blueprint to reduce or eliminate vulnerabilities that adversaries can exploit to gain access to medical devices.

Taking place November 8-11 at the Gaylord Resort and Convention Center in the Washington D.C. area, the mHealth Summit centers around the theme "Anytime, Anywhere: Engaging Patients and Providers."  This four-day event features industry-leader keynote presentations, six tracks of disruptive, comprehensive programming, an interactive exhibit floor, pre-conference symposia and highly-anticipated sessions.

Register now at while early pricing is in effect and seats are available. Attendees can save $100 with early-registration pricing for a limited time. Follow IEEE Computer Society on Twitter and follow the conversation #RShealthcyber for the latest updates.

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