Join Barry S. Herrin, JD, FAHIMA, FACHE, founder of Herrin Health Law, during a panel discussion Oct. 1 at the 2019 ISSA International Summit in Dallas. Held at Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas, the conference aims to provide cyber security education and networking opportunities. Register today! Panel details follow.

Limiting Insider Threats: Defining “Normal” IT Access

1:10 to 2:20 p.m. Central Daylight Savings Time
Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019

Because we know that at least two-thirds – and perhaps as much as 80 percent – of all data security incidents are the result of privileged user negligence or deliberate bad action, information security professionals must focus more than ever before on monitoring and limiting the access of insiders to the enterprise’s data.

Both human factors and automated process must be used in concert to lower this increasing risk. This seminar will discuss both types of controls that, when used together, provide a more effective solution to insider threat.

This allows detection of malicious outsiders and insiders who have gone rogue or possibly benevolent users whose credentials may have been stolen. Role-based access, combined with the increased use of human intelligence and technology capable of creating a digital behavioral fingerprint for every authorized user, can more easily identify anomalies in user activity and alert leadership when there are deviations from normal behavior.

Barry S. Herrin, JD, FAHIMA, FACHE, is the founder of Herrin Health Law, P.C., in Atlanta, Ga. Herrin offers more than 25 years of experience practicing law in the areas of healthcare and hospital law and policy, privacy law and health information management, among other healthcare-specific practice areas. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and a Fellow of the American Health Information Management Association. He also holds a Certificate in Cyber Security from the Georgia Institute of Technology. Reach him at 404-459-2526 or