“It is with a heavy heart that we announce the loss of a cybersecurity leader and HTM/CE advocate, Sam Buhrow. Sam passed unexpectedly on Tuesday night, July 14, 2020 in his home with his wife and daughter,” Priyanka Upendra, MS, CHTM, AAMIF, Quality & Compliance Program Director, Technology Management/ENTECH
Banner Health IT Department wrote in an email.
Sam Buhrow, CISSP, GLEG, was an Information Security Cyber Incident Management & Forensics Director for Banner Health. He was also a noted speaker and presenter who delivered a class at a recent MD expo.
Sam at MD Expo in Baltimore – October 2019
At Banner Health he was responsible for the planning, organization and execution of processes to manage security incident response, investigations and eDiscovery.
“Sam was a beautiful genius who was giving and always had a smile. He always presented with a curious and calm demeanor, positive attitude, and passion for cybersecurity,” Upendra added. “During his time at Banner Health, he actively participated in table top exercises and incident management for connected medical devices.”
Sam started his career in GTC and Xerox Corp. working on network and server hardening and moved into eDiscovery, Incident Response, and Forensics over a decade ago. He was an active member of H-ISAC and ACCE and presented a webinar on Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery for CE-IT in March 2020. He was a sought after speaker in ISACA, RSA, Global Engage, various CIO Forums, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Cybersecurity Council of Arizona and presented in a two-part MD EXPO session on table top exercises for HTM/CE professionals in October 2019.
“Sam was a great supporter of students in STEM and mentored several who wanted to pursue education and careers in cybersecurity,” she added. “His family and partners at Business Partner Solutions Inc. will continue to honor his legacy with a scholarship to a student to attend a conference and learn, which is what Sam modeled. A GoFundMe page is created to help support his family after a terrible loss.”
The GoFundMe page may be found at www.gofundme.com/f/sam-buhrow-family-recovery-from-loss.
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