Mayo Clinic CISO Jim Nelms resigns

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Jim Nelms has stepped down from his position as chief information security officer of Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic, according to a Post Bulletin report.

Mr. Nelms had been with Mayo since March 2013. In an email to the Post Bulletin, Mayo spokesman Karl Oestreich said, "We are thankful for the contributions Jim has provided to Mayo Clinic since 2013, including the formal establishment of the Office of Information Security. We wish Jim success in his future endeavors."

The report does not offer an explanation for Mr. Nelms' departure.

Prior to joining Mayo Clinic, Mr. Nelms was CISO of The World Bank from May 1998 to March 2013.

Mayo has started searching for a new CISO, according to the report.

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