March 12, 2012

APL to hold health care IT security symposium

A symposium to discuss current challenges in maintaining the security of all aspects of health care information technologies, from patient data to medical devices, will be held at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 14, in APL’s Kossiakoff Center.

Among the speakers are two Johns Hopkins faculty members: Peter Greene, chief medical information officer, associate professor of surgery and associate dean for emerging technologies at the School of Medicine; and Darren Lacey, chief information security officer, director of IT compliance for the university and Johns Hopkins Medicine, and adjunct instructor in the Whiting School of Engineering.

Also speaking is Shari Lawrence Pfleeger, director of research for the Institute for Information Infrastructure Protection at Dartmouth College.

The symposium is part of the weeklong CyberWatch Mid-Atlantic Regional Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition, sponsored by and held at APL from March 12 to 17. The competition is supported by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Homeland Security and several industry groups and organizations involved in cyber security education and services.

For more on the symposium, go to www