Skip to content Skip to navigation

Disaster Recovery for Today's Cyber Threat

Unfortunately, healthcare data breaches happen every day, and it's important healthcare organizations have a plan in place in the event of a hack. Patrick Wilson, assistant director of IT at Contra Costa County Health Services, will share step-by-step instructions how to create and implement a foolproof backup and disaster recovery plan, plus share real-world examples of data breaches and how these organizations recovered.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recall eight simple steps for disaster recovery
  • Identify time-tested resources for disaster recovery
  • Develop a successful disaster and backup recovery plan


Patrick Wilson
Assistant Director of IT
Contra Costa County Health Services

Patrick Wilson has delivered technology solutions for more than 20 years. His dad bought Patrick a computer at age 4. This early start fueled his lifelong passion for technology and also provided him with a keen understanding of both legacy systems and bleeding-edge technology. Patrick currently serves as the Assistant Director of IT - Security, and Clinical Applications for Contra Costa County Health Services (CCHS). CCHS consists of a 160-bed hospital, 45-plus clinics, a health plan, public health, hazardous materials and environmental health. Previously, Patrick headed the IT organizations for several Silicon Valley startups, including Vitria Technology, Lucent, Ascend, @ Home and Finisar.

Patrick has a bachelor's degree in business from Western Baptist College. In 2011, he co-authored ”Health IT Jumpstart.” He holds the following certifications: CHCIO, CISSP, MCSE+ Security, CompTIA Security+, Homeland Security CHS-I, and a Microsoft Small Business Specialist.