Salwa Rafee

Vice President at H-ISAC

Industry expert and Vice President at H-ISAC, leading a global community of healthcare stakeholders as a trusted forum for coordinating, collaborating and sharing vital physical and cyber threat intelligence and best practices with each other.

A biomedical engineer by training, I believe in the role of technology to improve our lives, leveraging AI / ML / DL, digital transformation, cybersecurity, data analytics, blockchain, and hybrid cloud to help our members deploy world-class products and best industry cross-brand solutions.

With a tremendous passion for the industry, for over 20 years my expertise has included exemplary strategy design and problem-solving skills, innovative solutions and outstanding leadership competencies. I am part of several advisory boards in the industry and academia as well as the senior leadership team member at H-ISAC.

Presentation title: Healthcare Cybersecurity & Privacy Challenges in Medical Tourism

Healthcare continues to be the most targeted industry to cyberattacks, due to its vulnerability and value of its sensitive data. Data breaches and ransomware attacks have quadrupled this year due to the global pandemic which cost the industry over $4 billion so far.

Medical tourism is an emerging global industry with a big impact on treatment quality, patient safety and data privacy regulations, and it also carries implications for countries of origin and destination. A few of these factors are patient satisfaction, clinical outcomes, continuity of care and privacy and confidentiality. We will discuss these risks and how we can all collaborate to secure our sector.