Scott Rea Addresses Online Security for Healthcare – HIMSS 2012

Increasing Enterprise Security Solutions for Healthcare


Leading expert on Managed Public Key Infrastructure customization will discuss how tool can help establish trust in the Internet as a platform for medical data sharing


Lindon, Utah – February 23, 2012 – Data breaches at healthcare organizations surged 32 percent according to a Dec. 2011 study released by the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by ID Experts, and tools that enhance trust in web platforms are at a premium. Scott Rea, VP of Education/Government Relations and Sr. PKI Architect at DigiCert, Inc., an online security provider for many of the most recognized brands and websites in the world, will discuss enterprise security solutions Feb. 23 at the HIMSS 2012 Conference in Las Vegas. Rea’s remarks come on the heels of reports from the same Ponemon study that data breaches cost U.S. healthcare organizations $6 billion a year. Managed Public Key Infrastructure (MPKI) systems enable trust and give control to network administrators who are especially concerned with devices brought into the workplace by employees and third-parties.


“Notable organizations, particularly in medium- to large-sized enterprises, are increasingly looking to exercise greater control over the inbound and outbound messages on their servers as well as management of mobile devices connected to the network,” said Rea. “With MPKI, IT administrators can protect multiple servers and domains, authenticating online exchanges through one certificate from a trusted Certificate Authority like DigiCert.”


A seasoned implementer of Managed PKI systems, Rea is an active member of several PKI-related forums including the Federal PKI Policy Authority Certificate Policy Working Group, the Research and Education Bridge Certification Authority, the Four Bridges Forum, and the International Grid Trust Federation. In his role at DigiCert, he works with many clients, particularly in the higher education, medical and government arenas, to set up customized MPKI solutions. Joining Rea in the eCollaboration forum will be Jonathan Hare from Resilient Network Systems, Brian Ahier from Mid-Columbia Medical Center and Dr. David Kibbe from The Kibbe Group.


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Jeff Chandler
DigiCert, Inc.
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