Cybersecurity Risks & Prevention Strategies for Hospitals and Health Systems, Central Texas


The Texas Hospital Association is partnering with cybersecurity experts from the American Hospital Association to bring you a strategic cybersecurity workshop. Cyber leaders from the Texas health care industry will join us to discuss the global cyber threat landscape impacting Texas hospitals. This workshop is designed for both technical and non-technical hospital and health system leaders and will focus on cybersecurity as a strategic enterprise risk issue with implications to care delivery and patient safety.

Central Texas
Oct. 26
Texas Hospital Association Office
1108 Lavaca St.
Austin, Texas

Participants will discuss and learn with their peers how to identify and reduce cyber risk across all clinical and business functions and create an effective culture of cybersecurity. The workshop will conclude with a cyber exercise designed for multi-discipline leaders focusing on strategic decision making during a major cyber incident.

Target Audience:
Hospital and health system CEOs, CMOs, CIOs, legal counsel, compliance officers, physical plant managers, physical security officers, communications teams, CTOs, biomed engineering teams, technical and non-technical staff and incident response teams.

Fees and Registration:
There will be a nominal fee charged to cover the cost of catering. More information to come.

Keynote Speaker

John Riggi

John Riggi
Senior Advisory for Cybersecurity & Risk, American Hospital Association

John Riggi, a 30-year decorated veteran of the FBI, serves as the senior advisor for cybersecurity and risk for the American Hospital Association. In this role, he is a resource to help members identify and combat cyber and other sources of risk to their organizations. Additionally, he supports AHA’s policy efforts and Federal agency relations on cyber and other risk-related issues. While at the FBI, Riggi served as a representative to the White House Cyber Response Group. He is the recipient of the FBI Director’s Award for leading a highly successful classified terrorism financing interdiction program and the recipient of the George H.W. Bush Award for Excellence in Counterterrorism, the CIA’s highest counterterrorism award.


David Byrom

David Byrom
CEO, Coryell Health

David is a Certified Public Accountant and graduated with honors from Texas A&M University. After graduating, David was employed by a national CPA firm providing services such as audit, tax and consulting engagements for hospitals ranging in size from 25 beds to 1100 beds. Beginning in 1990, David began working with Coryell Memorial Hospital as CFO. Since 1996, David has been CEO/CFO of Coryell Health, which has expanded to include a critical access hospital, three multispecialty clinics and long-term care and independent living facilities.

Bill Phillips

William “Bill” Phillips, Jr.
Executive Vice President/CIO, University Health

Bill provides direction and oversight for University Health’s Information Services Division; including cybersecurity, system operations, applications, strategy, planning and integration for University Hospital and the University Health network of outpatient locations across Bexar County. Bill led the organization through multiple key health care transformations; including the successful implementation of an EMR, multiple system integrations and other leading technologies.

Andre Storey

Andre Storey
Vice President/COO, Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital

Andre Storey, FACHE is the vice president and COO for Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital. He provides administrative leadership for all campus operations which include Perioperative Services, Plant Operations, Strategic Planning, and Ancillary Services. Andre earned his bachelor’s in business administration from Oklahoma State University and graduate degree in health care administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and an active member in several healthcare associations and received OSU’s Diversity Hall of Fame Rising Star Award.

THA gratefully thanks the Primary Workshop Sponsor:


THA also thanks the Supporting Workshop Sponsors:

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