HHS names members of Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force

HHS has announced the members of its Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force, a collaboration of leaders in the public and private sectors that will address cybersecurity issues in healthcare.

The creation of the task force was outlined in the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015, which requires the task force members to examine best practices for organizations to keep data and connected medical devices secure. The task force will present their findings in the next year.

The 21 task force members represent hospitals, payers, patient advocates, security researchers, vendors, pharmaceutical companies and laboratories. They were selected based on recommendations from a panel of subject matter experts from HHS, Department of Homeland Security and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

They are presented here in alphabetical order.

  • Joshua Corman, Co-founder, I Am the Cavalry
  • Emery Csulak, CISO, CMS
  • George DeCesare, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Risk Officer, Kaiser Permanente Health Plan (Oakland, Calif.)
  • Anura Fernando, Principal Engineer, Medical and Software Systems Interoperability
  • David Finn, Health Information Technology Officer, Symantec
  • Mark Jarrett, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Quality Officer, Northwell Health (Great Neck, N.Y.)
  • Alissa Johnson, PhD, CISO, Stryker Corp.
  • Laura Laybourn, Director of Stakeholder Engagement and Cyber Infrastructure Resilience, Office of Cybersecurity and Communications in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Theresa Meadows, RN, Senior Vice President and CIO, Cook Children's Health Care System (Fort Worth, Texas)
  • Roy Mellinger, Vice President of IT Security and CISO, Anthem
  • Jacki Monson, Chief Privacy and Information Security Officer, Sutter Health (Sacramento, Calif.)
  • Michael McNeil, Global Product Security and Services Officer, Philips Healthcare
  • Dan McWhorter, Vice President and Chief Intelligence Strategist, FireEye
  • Ram Ramadoss, Vice President of Privacy and Information Security and EHR Compliance Oversight, Catholic Health Initiatives (Englewood, Colo.)
  • Terry Rice, Vice President of IT Risk Management and CISO, Merck & Co.
  • Vito Sardanopoli, Director of Cyber Security Services and Governance, Quest Diagnostics
  • Kevin Stine, Chief of Applied Cybersecurity Division in the Information Technology Laboratory, NIST
  • Christine Sublett, CISO and Head of Compliance, Augmedix
  • Lauren Thompson, PhD, Director, Department of Defense/Department of Veterans Affairs Interagency Program Office, Defense Health Management Systems
  • David Ting, Co-founder and CTO, Imprivata
  • Fred Totter, Data Journalist, CareSet Systems

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