November 2016 General Meeting

Cybersecurity: An End-to-End Process Perspective

Wednesday November 9th at 6PM

Featuring Dr. Abi Salimi


(location details provided below Eventbrite link)

About this presentation:

Organizations, from large to small are taken hostage by increasing number of cyber-attacks on their infrastructure and valuable data. The attacks have ranged across various industries such as healthcare, retail, insurance, technology, and financial services. There are about 1.5 million cyber attacks each year (approx. 4,000 per day) and the current annual spending on cybersecurity is about $74 billion which is predicated to be $1 trillion+ in 2017-2021.

Dr. Abi Salimi, will cover various aspects of cybersecurity from basic definitions to the steps organizations can take to protect themselves against cyber-attacks, and identify and mitigate the attacks when they occur. Dr. Salimi will also get the audience engaged in the discussions and will encourage them to share their experiences and insights.

Following will be the highlights of the presentation:

  • Today’s Cybersecurity Landscape
  • Cybersecurity Overview
  • Regulatory Requirements
  • Cybersecurity Framework, Process and Standards
  • Conclusion



About the speaker:

Dr. Abi Salimi is a Director in BDO Consulting’s Technology Advisory Services practice with more than 30 years of experience in project management, process improvement, software design, software development, implementation, testing and support. Having a doctorate in Computer Science, he leads project and process management engagements that increase productivity, improve quality and decrease costs, focused on bottom line and client satisfaction objectives. He is experienced in the healthcare, financial services, telecommunications, gaming, leisure and manufacturing industry sectors.

Certified in Healthcare Information & Management Systems, Dr. Salimi leads change management and technology-driven initiatives, developing hospital workflows, identifying gaps, and providing improvements. He is engaged in IT infrastructure and cybersecurity assessments and implementations based on frameworks and standards such as NIST, HITRUST, HIPAA and ISO. He has developed and implemented Health IT programs based on the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology curriculum, and provided training in Electronic Health Record systems and patient workflows.

Prior to joining BDO, Dr. Salimi provided Health Information Technology training to healthcare providers, held leadership roles, and taught at different universities.


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Food and refreshments will be served!

Location details and further instructions:

6305 Central Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30328

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Location is provided by Cox Automotive and our meeting will be held on the 1st floor in the Magnolia Room.  Please park in the Guest Parking and walk to the stairs at the north end of the parking deck


Meeting agenda:

  • 6:00PM - 7:00PM Networking & Refreshments (arrive early, bring business cards and resumes!)
  • 7:00PM - 7:15PM Announcements
  • 7:15PM - 8:15PM Presentation & Questions and Answers (time and presentation permitting)
  • 8:15PM - 8:25PM Post Presentation Announcements & Raffle Winner(s) Drawing


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