Some of history’s most prolific cybersecurity attacks have been traced back to third-party vendors, and no organization is immune. The healthcare industry has become particularly vulnerable, with the average cost of a healthcare breach just over $10M in 2022.

Watch the third and final installment of our Defense in-Depth series for unparalleled insight on tackling challenges in third-party risk management (TPRM). Fortified’s panel of TPRM experts Melissa Adams, Daniel Hudgins, David Munden, and Scott McIntosh will counsel you on optimizing your TPRM program and convey real-world learnings gathered through decades of collective experience in the industry.

You’ll come away with a clear understanding of the following:

  • Data and trends in third-party risk management
  • Best practices for tackling TPRM challenges
  • Why TPRM should be a larger focus in a healthcare cyber risk program

Take advantage of this special access to our seasoned team of TPRM experts.


About the presenters

Melissa Adams
Director of Assessment Services
Fortified Health Security

Melissa has over 20 years of experience in Information Security compliance within the Healthcare industry. Her experience includes auditing and consulting services within major healthcare organizations and individual healthcare entities. Melissa enjoys sharing her industry experience with Clients and helping to identify opportunities and solutions for maturing their security program.


Daniel Hudgins
Service Lead, Third-party Risk Management
Fortified Health Security

Business Professional with 14+ years of progressive experience in Technical Support, Implementation, IT Leadership, and IT Security in Healthcare. Mr. Hudgins has served as Service Desk Team Lead, IT Manager, Business Analyst, Security Compliance Analyst, and Running Coach. Mr. Hudgins excels in dynamic and lively business environments with clear and direct impacts to strengthen organizations’ security postures. Expertise in communicating with leadership, customer service, technical support, and keeping clinical and business processes flowing while making work environments more secure.


Scott McIntosh
Manager, Risk Assessment Services
Fortified Health Security

Scott is a manager with 10 years of IT audit and consulting experience in multiple different industries including healthcare, financial services, government and technology. His IT audit accomplishments include IT assessments/audits for Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), Gramm Leach Bliley Act (GLBA), Federal Financial Institutions Examinations Council (FFIEC), SSAE 18, SOC 2, Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA), HITRUST and ISO 27001.


Dave Munden
Director, Assessment Services
Fortified Health Security

David has over two decades of multidisciplinary experience in information technology and security. David has served at the Director level for over ten years, where he’s overseen numerous business-critical projects, company integrations and client facing operations. David currently serves as Director of Assessment Services, managing Fortified’s risk and compliance-related portfolio of cybersecurity services.