Stories from the Front Lines of the Ransomware Pandemic in Healthcare 

Justin Armstrong


Wells Park Auditorium

85 Wells Ave.

Newton, MA

Date: June 5, 2024

Time: 4:00pm - 6:00pm


Justin will draw on the lessons learned from the nearly 100 ransomware incidents at Hospitals where he was engaged. Join us on this journey where we will encounter a variety of strange scenarios — ransomware combined with insider threat; the EHR is not encrypted but the Hospital is still down; the decryption keys worked but the data is still unusable. 


We will cover such topics as 

  • Adopting a whole organization approach to ransomware preparedness 
  • To pay or not to pay? 
  • Does it constitute a data breach? 
  • How has ransomware evolved, and what can we expect next? 

Justin Armstrong is a security, privacy, and regulatory compliance consultant with over 25 years of experience in the Healthcare Industry. He led Product Security at MEDITECH, managed security at Healthcare Cybersecurity startup Tausight, and worked as a vCISO at FractionalCISO. He has engaged with Hospitals in nearly 100 ransomware incidents.  


Recently he founded Armstrong Risk Management to provide guidance on security, privacy, and regulatory compliance to organizations large and small.   


He holds the CISSP and HCISPP certifications and obtained his Masters in Cybersecurity Leadership at Brandeis University.


This event is sponsored by BlackFog:



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