Healthcare IT Event on IT Security with Expert Panelists

  • Tuesday, January 09, 2018
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Endeavor Innovative Workspaces at 8831 Lee Rd.,#301, Fort Myers, FL 33912


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Healthcare IT Group Event on IT Security with Expert Panelists

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The Southwest Florida Regional Technology Partnership invites Healthcare IT and other interested professionals and allied organizations to the next meeting of the Healthcare IT Group

This meeting is on Healthcare IT Security with an Expert Panel:


·        Cyber Security

·        Compliance and Governance

·        Data Security

Meet your expert panelists:

Barry Axlerod

Chief Information Security Officer

21st Century Oncology

Barry has been a resident of Fort Myers since 1997.  From 1997-2001 he was the Vice President of Information Systems for NeoMedia Technologies, a downtown Fort Myers dot com startup.  From 2001-2011 Barry served as the IT Director for the Collier County Board of County Commissioners Agency.  In 2011, Barry became the Vice President of Information Systems for Apollo Information Services (which in 2013 was renamed SymMetric Revenue Solutions).  SymMetric was the revenue cycle management operation of ECI Healthcare Partners.  In June of 2016, ECI was acquired by Schumacher Clinical Partners and Barry became Schumacher’s IT Security Officer.  Barry joined 21st Century Oncology in November, 2017.

Barry holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University, an M.S in Electrical Engineering from Fairleigh Dickinson University and an M.B.A. from the University of New Haven.  Barry’s engineering experience includes positions with Kodak in Rochester, NY; the US Army’s Electronic Warfare Laboratory at Fort Monmouth, NJ;  Bell Labs in Holmdel, NJ; Pitney Bowes in Stamford, CT;  and Symbol Technologies, in Holtsville, NY.  He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional and a named inventor on 11 U.S. patents.

Kris Handsel, CISSP, CRISC, CCSP

Security Analyst, Arthrex

Senior information security practitioner with progressive experience managing, securing, and assessing enterprises in the Healthcare and Aerospace & Defense industries.  Currently, Kris plays an integral role promoting information security and mitigating cyber risk at Arthrex, a global medical device manufacturer based in Naples, FL.


Gregory Scasny

CEO - Cybersecurity Defense Solutions

Graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering and Technology. A native of Northwest Indiana, Gregory moved to Naples FL in 2008 to escape the horrible winters of NWI and live out his Jimmy Buffet fantasy.CEO of Cybersecurity Defense Solutions based out of Fort Myers, FL providing expert Cybersecurity consulting, training, and products to the SMB and Mid-Enterprise Market. IT Security is very near and dear to Gregory’s heart, and CDS feels that every company deserves the absolute best in Cybersecurity at a price that is affordable.

A short list of accomplishments include:
Providing training and presentations for NASA, the CyberReady Conference at MacDill Air Force Base, the IRS Cybercrimes Division , The City of Cape Coral, The International Auditors Association, The Identity Theft Task Force of Collier County, The Paralegal Association of Southwest Florida, and many others.
Alumni board member of the Southwest Florida Regional Technology Partnership ( where we foster the growth of technology companies and education in SWFL. 
Business Advisory Committee Member at Dunbar High School, the world's first Microsoft Certified High School.
Advisory Board Member for The Rocket Lounge, Southwest Florida's First Startup Incubator and Accelerator.
Served on the Editorial Board of The News Press in Fort Myers, and currently on second term for The News Press Young Professionals Advisory Board. 
Frequent guest on ABC-7, NBC-2, Wink News and various radio stations for Cybersecurity and Hacking stories and expertise. 
Gregory recently had the honor of taking the DHS ICS-CERT Industrial Control System Cybersecurity 301 Red Team/Blue Team course at Idaho National Laboratories.

Debra LaFevers

Market IT Director, ISO

Physicians Regional Healthcare System

Debra serves as the Market Information Systems Director and FISO and Leads IT security, driving the IT security strategy and implementation forward while protecting the system from security threats and cyber-hacking. Responsible for managing enterprise information security policy and strategy. Oversees the development, implementation, and enforcement of information security standards and procedures. Provide oversight of the IT infrastructure, provisioning, planning, installation and operation. Tasks include managing the system hardware, operating systems, software, and procedures that adhere to Company values and goals. The overall role is to enable partners and staff to have effective workflows and better patient outcomes and creating and implementing a strategy for the deployment of information security technologies.  Debra has worked for CHS for 13 years in many capacities including QA, Release Management and Corporate Trainer prior to transferring to Physicians Regional Healthcare System.

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Gabriel de Paz, Vice President of Business Systems at 21st Century Oncology is the RTP board liaison to the group.

Comcast Business is the Event sponsor. Comcast Business provides a variety of enterprise solutions for network connectivity and managed services that enable large businesses to simplify the complexity of their network in the face of dynamicinnovation.

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Technomad is the corporate sponsor. Founded in 2012, they provide cloud-based electronic medical record (EMR), and other software and information technology solutions to healthcare institutions from the mountain west to south Florida. Image result for technomad


Light food and beverages will be served

This complimentary event is brought to you by Comcast Business, Technomad and all of RTP's annual sponsors.

technology group floridaWhen: Tuesday, January 9th, 2017

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Where: Endeavor Innovative Workspaces, 8831 Lee #301, Fort Myers, FL 33912

Cost: Complimentary


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