Cybersecurity: Protecting Your Organization from the Dreaded Breach



Wednesday, November 7
1 - 2 p.m. (CT) 2 - 3 p.m. (ET) Noon - 1 p.m. (MT) 11 a.m. - Noon (PT)

Through this presentation, attendees will be educated on some of the most important aspects in protecting their organization from a data breach. The presenters will provide high-level training on cybersecurity, including what data should be protected, the costs associated with a breach, what hackers and cyber-criminals typically seek, and the types of cyber schemes utilized to obtain data. Additionally, the presenters will review types of security policies that can be implemented to protect the organization, including critical components that must be outlined in those policies. Lastly, the presenters will discuss the development of an incident response plan, how to handle and manage third-party service provider or business associate agreements, and the creation of an employee training policy.

  • Assess their organization’s cybersecurity policies and procedures for vulnerabilities and opportunities for improvement.
  • Describe the proper components of an employee training program on cybersecurity.
  • Implement an effective cybersecurity program within their own organization.

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Guest Speakers

Robert Stern, JDRobert Stern, JD
Morrison Mahoney LLP

  • Bio
    Robert is a partner in the New York office of Morrison Mahoney. His practices focuses on cybersecurity, privacy and data protection, providing advisory services relating to compliance with federal and state laws (e.g., HIPAA, HITECH, GLBA, COPPA and the FTCA.); development of best practices, policies and standards to help ensure compliance with applicable federal and state laws and regulations; creation of written information security programs, data breach incident response plans, data security policies, third-party vendor agreements and employee and senior executive level cybersecurity and data protection training; navigation of applicable federal and state breach notification laws; corporate governance and integrity policies relating to the development and implementation of cybersecurity and data protection programs, as well as services relating to cyber incident prevention, detection, mitigation, remediation and responses to administrative enforcement inquiries and actions resulting from cyber-events. Robert’s cybersecurity practice also includes representing clients in litigation arising from cyber-incidents.


Diane FernaldDiane Fernald, RN, JD
VP, Education and Consulting

  • Bio
    Diane Fernald joined Med-IQ in 2015 and serves as vice president of education and consulting services. Prior to Med-IQ, she was a partner at Morrison Mahoney LLP, concentrating her practice in the area of medical professional liability litigation. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Attorneys, and is admitted to the bar of both the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of Connecticut. Diane previously served in various board capacities with the Pioneer Valley Visiting Nurses Association, as well as an adjunct professor of Health Law at Our Lady of the Elms College in Chicopee, Massachusetts. Diane is a graduate of American International College (B.S., Magna Cum Laude), Western New England College (M.B.A., Magna Cum Laude) and Western New England College School of Law (J.D.). In addition, Diane is a Registered Nurse and a former licensed Nursing Home Administrator.


Continuing Education Credits 

This program is approved for 1 contact hour of continuing education credit toward fulfillment of the requirements of ASHRM designations of FASHRM (Fellow) and DFASHRM (Distinguished Fellow), and toward CPHRM renewal – for those who hold the designation at the time of the program.

Nursing CEs (CNEs)
American Society for Health Care Risk Management is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This program has been approved for 1 credit hours of CNE.

CEs for You, the Primary Registrant:
To earn CEs, you must complete the following requirements WITHIN TWO WEEKS OF THE WEBINAR:

  1. Participate in the webinar (refer to the "Information for Additional Participants" document if you did not watch the webinar alone)
  2. Complete the evaluation*
  3. Check the Primary Registrant Confirmation check box*
  4. Claim CEs*

*designates in ASHRM U (

CEs for Additional Participants:
The webinar "course" is linked to your ASHRM account, so you are the only one eligible to earn CEs via registering for the webinar and completing the requirements.

Additional participants that viewed the webinar with you are eligible to purchase CES ($19 member, $99 nonmember) so long as the following three conditions are met WITHIN TWO WEEKS OF THE WEBINAR:

  1. You download, complete, and submit the Sign in Sheet*
  2. You forward the “Information for Additional Participants” document*
  3. Additional participants (who must be listed on the submitted Sign in Sheet) purchase CEs via link in "Information for Additional Participants" document.
  4. Additional participants complete the requirements and claim CEs*

*designates in ASHRM U (

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Cancellation Policy
All cancellation and refund requests must be made in writing to All refunds will be provided in the original form of payment. Registration fees, less a 50 percent cancellation fee, are refundable if written notice is emailed 10 business days before the webinar. Payment to join or renew ASHRM membership is nonrefundable and nontransferable.