Mitch Parker

Executive Director, Information Security and Compliance

Indiana University Health


Four Ways to Improve the Security of Blockchain

Posted on: 06 Dec 2017

Blockchain has the potential to be one of the most disruptive technologies since the invention of the Internet. There is an entire class of problems with distributed reconciliation of data entries that this can potentially solve. The creators of Blockchain saw past its initial usage for cryptocurrency implementation toward a future where many distributed applications…

Ransomware in Healthcare – Strategies for Protecting the Enterprise – Part Three

Posted on: 29 Nov 2016

In this three-part series, Academic Health Care CISO Mitch Parker shares his insights on ransomware, incident response and best practices for building a world class prevention program. Read parts one and two. As I mentioned in my previous articles on ransomware, I have spoken at numerous industry conferences and discussed the growing threat of ransomware with many…

Ransomware in Healthcare – Strategies for Protecting the Enterprise – Part Two

Posted on: 19 Sep 2016

In this three-part series, Academic Healthcare CISO Mitch Parker shares his insights on ransomware, incident response and best practices for building a world-class prevention program. Read part one. As a preamble to this list of key considerations and best practices, let me first say that all organizations should plan to be attacked.  While there may…

Ransomware in Healthcare – Strategies for Protecting the Enterprise – Part One

Posted on: 16 Aug 2016

In this three-part series, Academic Health care CISO Mitch Parker shares his insights on ransomware, incident response and best practices for building a world class prevention program. Ransomware has been the buzzword du jour for the past year in computer security.  This mostly unsophisticated attack type uses deception and already-existing means of communication to destroy…

CISO Advises Enterprises on How to Combat Latest Printer-based Attacks

Posted on: 01 Apr 2016

There were two security incidents over the past week that drew a lot of attention. The first was the ransomware attack against Medstar, a health system based out of Columbia, MD. The second, which received less publicity, was the Neo-Nazi propaganda sent out by infamous Internet troll Weev to publicly accessible printers across the Internet. Out…