BC Aware


The 'BC Aware Privacy and Security in Healthcare Conference' took place today at the Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver, Canada. Richard Staynings, Cisco's Global Cybersecurity Leader for the Healthcare Industry kicked off the conference sharing trends and industry intelligence along with recent innovations to aid in securing hospitals, universities and standalone clinical research establishments.

Richard was joined by Drew McArthur, Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia and by Oliver Gruter-Andrew, Chief Information Officer for Provincial Health Services Authority, Providence Health Care and Vancouver Coastal Health.


Presentations and discussion centered around the need for improved privacy and security across all aspects of healthcare, improved regulation and enforcement of privacy laws, and the need for holistic security, to include IoT and medical devices in hospitals and medical centers.

Oliver Gruter-Andrew and Richard Staynings conduct a Q&A at the BC Aware Privacy and Security Conference