DFWHC/Hall Render event details “hacked” hospital data


Mac Stewart (l to r) and Mark Swearingen of Hall Render and W. Stephen Love of DFWHC.

More than 60 attendees turned out for this morning’s DFW Hospital Council (DFWHC) and Hall Render complimentary event “HACKED: The case of a hospital’s data held HOSTAGE” at the Meadows Conference Center in Dallas.

Mark Swearingen, Hall Render attorney who oversaw the case of a recent U.S. hospital system where hackers demanded $55,000 in bitcoin payment or they would delete more than 1,000 encrypted files, served as keynote speaker.

Mark detailed the case first-hand when he was immediately called in to assist the 20-plus facility health system. He discussed pre-incident conditions, incident response, legal analysis, hospital preparation and prevention.

DFWHC taped the presentation and will make available on its YouTube channel this week.

For information, please contact Jourdan Pruit at jpruit@dfwhc.org.

Mark Swearingen

W. Stephen Love