community of interest and experience

MiHCC Board of Directors

Linda Bower

Michigan Medicine

Keith Cheresko

Privacy Associates International LLC

Scott Dresen

Scott Dresen

Spectrum Health

Eric Eder

CyberForce|Q

James Ellis

James Ellis

Michigan State Police

John Fowler

John Fowler

Henry Ford Health System

Betsy Freeman

Betsy Freeman

Radius Advisory Group, LLC

Greg Sieg

Greg Sieg

HealthSource Saginaw

Cynthia Green-Edwards

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

Jack Kufahl

MiHCC Board Chair
Michigan Medicine
University of Michigan

Scott Larsen

Scott Larsen

Spring Arbor University

Dawn Geisert

Dawn Geisert

Trinity Health

Luke Otten

Luke Otten

Munson Healthcare

MiHCC Member Organizations

Beaumont Health
Southfield, MI
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Detroit, MI
CBI
Detroit, MI
CyberForceꟾQ
Plymouth, MI
Data Protection Partners, LLC
Twin Lake, MI
Hart Medical Equipment
Grand Blanc, MI
Healthsource Saginaw
Saginaw, MI
Henry Ford Health System
Detroit, MI
Inova
Falls Church, VA
McLaren Health Care
Grand Blanc, MI
Metro Health
Wyoming, MI
Michigan Health and Hospital Association
Okemos, MI
Michigan Health Information Network
East Lansing, MI
Michigan InfraGard
Grand Ledge, MI
Michigan Medicine
Ann Arbor, MI
Michigan State Medical Society
East Lansing, MI
Michigan State Police- Michigan Cyber Command Center (MC3)
Dimondale, MI
MidMichigan Health
Midland, MI
MPRO
Farmington, MI
Munson Healthcare
Traverse City, MI
Privacy Associates International LLC
Milford, MI
Radius Advisory Group
Holland, MI
Sparrow Health System
Lansing, MI
Spectrum Health
Grand Rapids, MI
Spring Arbor University
Lovettsville, MI
Trinity Health
Livonia, MI
Upper Pensula Health Care Solutions (UPHCS)
Marquette, MI

Member Highlights

Recognizing the contributions and expertise of our Member Organizations is part of our culture of collaboration. Each quarter, we will recognize the outstanding contributions of individual members and organizations recognize their contributions to the Michigan Healthcare Community.

MiHCC Connects with Local Cyber Students

The Michigan Healthcare Cybersecurity Council (MiHCC) recently provided a unique educational opportunity for cybersecurity students to dabble in the cyber realm. Students were given the chance to participate in a simulation mimicking real-life cyber-attacks in the healthcare sector. These simulations immersed students in an operational security operations center, giving them the experience of what a cybersecurity analyst experiences during an attack. 

Cybersecurity professionals from Member Organizations – Michigan Medicine (University of Michigan), Beaumont Health, and CyberForce|Q volunteered to help lead students and guide them through the simulations as well as answer career-related questions. Gamified to mimic popular video games, students were split into various teams and given a different scenario with choices and possible outcomes. Each group then worked through the scenario, making decisions on how to handle different variables to complete the exercise. “This Cyber Education Exercise was so successful we will be expanding it to more students as part of our online Upper Peninsula Cyber Security Summit in November 2021, said Jack Kufahl, MiHCC Board Chair.

Cybersecurity is an expanding field, especially as more organizations go digital. Healthcare, has long been a favorite target amongst cyber criminals, but has recently been hit even harder as the pandemic poses challenges with remote services and limited resources. Since its inception in 2017, the MiHCC, a non-profit, public-private partnership, has worked to protect critical healthcare infrastructure and institutions in Michigan by providing free educational workshops for the citizens, patients, workforce and students of the Healthcare Industry in Michigan.