61 hospital and health system CISOs to know | 2019

Becker's Hospital Review named 61 hospital and health system chief information security officers to know in 2019.

Hospitals and health systems across the country have appointed chief information security officers to oversee cybersecurity efforts, assist with data management and drive new technology implementation. While the role can vary from one organization to another, many CISOs featured on this list are experts in healthcare cybersecurity and manage teams who specialize in keeping patient and provider data safe.

This list highlights the outstanding efforts of CISOs across the country, many of whom have extensive IT leadership experience. They have received professional recognition from health IT societies, advised on health IT initiatives and held leadership roles for professional development organizations.

Becker's Hospital Review accepted nominations for this list and conducted internal research to develop the final profiles. Individuals and organizations featured on this list do not pay and cannot pay for inclusion. CISOs are listed in alphabetical order.

For questions or comments on this list, contact Laura Dyrda at ldyrda@beckershealthcare.com.

Vikrant Arora. CISO of Hospital for Special Surgery (New York City). Mr. Arora has more than 15 years of experience in enterprise security and risk management. He oversees IT for Hospital for Special Surgery, a 215-bed hospital focused on orthopedic procedures. Mr. Arora lends his expertise to the hospital's security strategy, regulatory compliance and business risks. He has previous experience as chief information security and risk officer for NYC Health + Hospitals.

Jennings Aske. Senior Vice President and CISO of NewYork-Presbyterian (New York City). Mr. Aske oversees NewYork-Presbyterian's information security and business continuity programs as senior vice president and CISO. He also has responsibility for the 196-bed hospital's medical staff office. He became NewYork-Presbyterian's CISO in 2015 after spending time as vice president of information security and CISO of Nuance Communications and CISO of PartnersHealth Care and UMass Memorial Medical Center in Boston.

Thomas August. CISO of John Muir Health (Walnut Creek, Calif.). Mr. August became CISO of John Muir Health in April 2015 after spending time as the director of information security at San Diego-based Sharp HealthCare and holding IT security positions at Sony Corp. of America. In his current role, he oversees health information security for the two-hospital health system, which includes more than 1,000 physicians. During his time at John Muir, Mr. August has been instrumental in risk assessment and planning as well as implementing new technologies to make the system more secure.

Connie Barrera. Corporate Director and CISO of Jackson Health System (Miami). Ms. Barrera became director of information assurance and CISO of Jackson Health System in February 2014 after spending time as director of information security and compliance at the University of Miami. She has experience developing privacy and confidentiality standards and policy as well as risk management and security awareness. In her current role, Ms. Barrera oversees information security for Jackson's six hospitals and several urgent care centers.

John Boehme. CISO of Wake Forest Baptist Health (Winston-Salem, N.C.). Mr. Boehme spent time as Wake Forest Baptist Health's associate vice president for academic administrative systems and Reynolda Campus interim CIO before becoming CISO of the 1,000-bed health system. Mr. Boehme oversees information security for the health system's 14,000 employees. He is an avid speaker at industry events and serves on the MCNC Advisory Council, a nonprofit organization that builds and operates a broadband infrastructure for research, education and healthcare operations in North Carolina.

Dan Bowden. Vice President and CISO of Sentara Healthcare (Norfolk, Va.). Mr. Bowden oversees information security for Sentara Healthcare's 12 hospitals and 28,000 team members. He also works with universities to develop the next generation of cybersecurity experts and has experience with cybersecurity solutions for the cloud as well as digital platforms. He also conducts research into blockchain use for cybersecurity and business. Prior to joining Sentara, Mr. Bowden worked with technology programs in higher education, banking and retail.

Scott Breece. Vice President of Security and CISO of Community Health Systems (Franklin, Tenn.). Mr. Breece joined Community Health Systems in 2014 and oversees information security for the 106-hospital health system. He has experience with healthcare data digitization and risk management. He is a veteran speaker at industry events and was part of the team that received the Information Security Project of the Year Award from Tech Exec Networks in 2011 for an identity management project that doubled its user base in less than two years.

Dave Christiano. Chief Technology Officer and CISO of Middlesex Health (Middletown, Conn.). Mr. Christiano has more than 20 years of experience in IT and oversees the health system's information security and cyber security. He also has responsibility over the 275-bed Middlesex Hospital's clinical imaging and biomedical engineering teams. Mr. Christiano has previous experience as the director of IT at Norwalk (Conn.) Hospital and director of IT infrastructure at Yale New Haven (Conn.) Health System.

Andrew Coyne. CISO of Mayo Clinic Health System (Rochester, Minn.). Mr. Coyne became Mayo Clinic's CISO in April 2016 after spending time as the director of PwC's health industries cybersecurity practice. He is responsible for the information security spanning the health system's three hospital campuses and around 63,000 employees. In this role, he gained experience building Mayo's information security capabilities. The health system also supports the Mayo Clinic Care Network, an information exchange that includes 40 healthcare organizations across the world.

Dan Costantino. CISO of Penn Medicine (Philadelphia). Mr. Costantino has experience in strategic planning and enterprise information security programs development. He oversees information security for Penn Medicine's six-hospital health system as CISO. Mr. Costantino previously served as CISO for Henkels & McCoy and spent time as a principal for Layer 8 Security, a cybersecurity consulting practice, prior to joining Penn Medicine.

Kevin Crain. CISO of University of Maryland Medical System (Baltimore). Before serving as CISO of University of Maryland Medical System, Mr. Crain was CISO for Pocono Health System in East Stroudsburg, Pa. He has received the Certified Information Security Manager certification from ISACA and the Certified Information Systems Security Professional certification from the International Information System Security Certification Consortium. Mr. Crain chairs the UMMS Security Council and oversees the development and approach to the UMMS adoption of the NIST framework for cybersecurity.

Lee Cullivan. CISO of Boston Medical Center. Mr. Cullivan is responsible for IT at Boston Medical Center, a 487-bed hospital with 747 physicians and 5,123 staff members. He has a background in technology services and spent time as a customer solutions engineer in the healthcare division of Dell EMC and director of technology at Pierce Atwood before taking on his current role.

Phil Curran. Chief Information Assurance Officer and Chief Privacy Officer of Cooper University Health Care (Camden, N.J.). Mr. Curran had a two decades long military career before he re-entered civilian life in 2000 and became supervisor of information security for Campbell Soup Co. He joined Cooper University Hospital in 2003 and now serves as chief information assurance officer and chief privacy officer. During his time at the health system, which includes 7,000 employees, he has overseen projects to build and install a secure mail system and secure medical devices.

Auston Davis. CISO of Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford (Calif.). Mr. Davis is responsible for the information security strategy, vision and leadership at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and Stanford Children's Health. He has experience with cyber-forensics and using big data coupled with threat intelligence to develop predictive attack prevention. Before joining Lucile Packard, Mr. Davis was director of information security at Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente and spent time as interim CISO and director of threat response and investigations at Symantec.

Erik Decker. Chief Security and Privacy Officer of UChicago Medicine. Mr. Decker is a decorated CISO with experience leading information security for the UChicago Medicine, a health system with more than 16,000 employees. The University of Chicago Medical Center has 848 attending physicians and 811 licensed beds. He also has responsibilities for ensuring privacy and security for the health system's Ingalls Healthcare and the University of Chicago Physician Practice Group. In 2017, the Information Systems Security Association of Chicago named Mr. Decker the CISO of the Year.

Scott Dresen. Senior Vice President of Information Services, Chief Technology Officer and CISO of Spectrum Health (Grand Rapids, Mich.). Mr. Dresen joined Spectrum Health in 2007 after spending time as CIO for Wayne State University Physician Group in Troy, Mich. He is now responsible for Spectrum's enterprise technology and information security functions, managing the cloud infrastructure and enterprise architecture. Mr. Dresen is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and fellow of HIMSS.

Kelley Ealy. CISO of TriHealth (Cincinnati). Ms. Ealy became the first CISO of TriHealth in March 2018, responsible for developing an enterprisewide information security management program in collaboration with the chief compliance officer and CIO. She works with the health system's business units to implement systems that will meet security standards and protect patients. Before joining TriHealth, Ms. Ealy was CISO for Software Information Systems in Lexington, Ky.

Michael Erickson. CISO of Baptist Health (Louisville, Ky.). Mr. Erickson became CISO of Baptist Health in November 2016 after spending time as the system director of IT infrastructure, HIPAA security officer and executive director of IT infrastructure and security. He also serves on Baptist Health's enterprise risk management committee and serves as a member of the Evanta Cincinnati CISO Executive Summit governing body.

Cris Ewell, PhD. CISO of UW Medicine (Seattle). Dr. Ewell is a senior leader in UW Medicine's information security program with strategic and operational oversight of the security framework, teams and policies to minimize risk. He is focused on decreasing exposure and improving systemwide awareness of security threats. In addition to his experience with UW Medicine, Dr. Ewell has worked with Seattle Children's Hospital and other organizations to implement risk management programs and encourage dialogue around security.

Nick Falcone. Information Security Officer of Penn Medicine (Philadelphia). Mr. Falcone oversees the office of information security at the University of Pennsylvania, which is responsible for developing and maintaining security programs. He has experience protecting computing resources and information assets against cyber threats. Before joining Penn Medicine, Mr. Falcone led Philadelphia-based Einstein Healthcare Network's information security and privacy program and served as Philadelphia-based Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals' enterprise information security officer.

Wayne Floyd. CISO of Saint Francis Healthcare System (Cape Girardeau, Mo.). Mr. Floyd became the CISO of Saint Francis Healthcare System in 2017. He oversees IT security policy implementation and ensures adherence to standards with assessments and evaluations. With more than 20 years of his career in IT and cybersecurity, Mr. Floyd brought significant experience to his role at the health system, which includes a 308-bed flagship hospital.

Bruce Forman. CISO of UMass Memorial Health (Worcester, Mass.). Mr. Forman oversees information security for a workforce of around 13,000 people as CISO of UMass Memorial Health. He has experience with EHR security and during his time at UMass he has contributed to the team that established security standards and an IT control environment to meet HIPAA regulations. He also spent time as director of information security for Genesis HealthCare in Lake Forest, Calif., prior to joining UMass.

Don Fosen. System Director of Technology and CISO of Elmhurst (Ill.) Hospital. Mr. Fosen is responsible for the information security of Edward Elmhurst Healthcare, a three-hospital health system. He has experience leading operational improvement and projects related to building a security team. Mr. Fosen has previous experience as director of technology services at Sinai Health System in Chicago and owner of a consumer-focused IT consulting firm.

Jeremiah Grant. Vice President and CISO of Novant Health (Winston-Salem, N.C.). Mr. Grant leads information security for a 15-hospital health system as vice president and CISO of Novant Health. He has experience leading a cybersecurity team and working with the system's clinical and corporate partners on health IT projects. He has more than 15 years of focused efforts in healthcare cybersecurity and the public health sector.

Kevin Hamel. CISO of Baystate Health (Springfield, Mass.). Mr. Hamel joined Baystate Health in 2017 after spending time as CISO of COCC, a financial technology company, and vice president of IT for PeoplesBank. He is responsible for the information security of Baystate's five hospitals and more than 80 medical practices. The health system all together has a 12,000-member workforce and 980 beds. Mr. Hamel has spent more than 25 years of his career managing IT, cybersecurity and risk management.

Judy Hatchett. Vice President of Information Security and CISO of Fairview (Minneapolis). Ms. Hatchett has more than 20 years of experience in IT with a focus on cybersecurity, compliance and access management. She also has a keen interest in service and identity management. In her role as vice president of information security and CISO of Fairview, Ms. Hatchett oversees information security for the health system with more than 34,000 employees. She has experienced success building enterprisewide teams and implementing new tools to increase security.

Andy Heins. Vice President and Information Security Officer at LifePoint Health (Brentwood, Tenn.). As the vice president and information security officer of LifePoint, Mr. Heins is responsible for the 89-hospital health system's information security, risk management and protection. He has experience in information security compliance with Community Health Systems and information security and internal audits at Hospital Corporation of America.

Dan Henke. Vice President, Information Security Officer at Mercy Technology Services (St. Louis). Mr. Henke became vice president, information security officer at Mercy Technology Services in 2013 and is responsible for the system's information security initiatives. He also oversees HIPAA security and compliance efforts. Prior to joining Mercy, Mr. Henke spent 20 years in IT leadership, serving as CISO of Maritz Holdings.

Chris Joerg. CISO of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles). As CISO of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Mr. Joerg is responsible for information security of the 886-bed hospital and its 14,525 employees. He has experience developing cyberattack response plans and combatting phishing attacks. Prior to joining Cedars-Sinai, Mr. Joerg spent time as director of global information security at Unisys and director of enterprise security at Mentor Graphics.

David Johnson. CISO of Steward Health Care System (Dallas). Mr. Johnson has more than 28 years of experience in IT and leadership. As CISO of Steward Health Care, Mr. Johnson oversees information security for the 37-hospital for-profit health system. The system has 42,000 employees and 42 skilled nursing facilities. He has previous experience as director of enterprise risk and service management at Dunkin' Brands, where he established its initial information security and risk management programs.

Bryan Kissinger, PhD. Vice President, CISO and Co-Interim CIO of Banner Health (Phoenix). Dr. Kissinger spent time as executive director at Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente and vice president of IT, risk management and CISO at Sharp HealthCare in San Diego before taking on his current role as vice president and CISO of Banner Health. He oversees the 28-hospital health system's information security efforts. The system has 50,000 employees and 400,000 members in its provider networks.

Kris Kusche. CISO of Albany (N.Y.) Medical Center. Mr. Kusche became a member of Albany Medical Center in 1993 and was appointed the hospital's first information system security officer a decade later. He created the hospital's first IT security program and is now responsible for all information security operations, regulatory assurance, prevention and strategy. Mr. Kusche also has expertise in biomedical equipment and oversees the hospital's medical equipment management program. Mr. Kusche has served as board president for the HIMSS New York State chapter.

Tony Lakin. CISO of Maricopa Integrated Health System (Phoenix). Mr. Lakin spent time as director of operations in the United States Air Force and director of Archimedes Global before joining Maricopa Integrated Health System. As CISO, Mr. Lakin is responsible for information security of the system's flagship hospital, outpatient specialty centers and 11 family health centers. The system has 3,500 employees and partners with 770 physicians.

Thien Lam. Vice President and CISO of BayCare (Clearwater, Fla.). Mr. Lam has more than 25 years of IT experience and was director of IT security systems and data security officer at Houston-based Methodist Hospital System before joining BayCare. In his role as vice president and CISO, Mr. Lam oversees information security for the 15-hospital health system. He is a member of the College of Healthcare Management Executives and the eHealth Initiative, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit focused on improving safety, quality and efficiency in healthcare with IT.

Matthew Modica. Vice President and CISO of BJC HealthCare (St. Louis). Mr. Modica oversees the strategic direction, planning and systemwide implementation of new technology and IT systems for the 15-hospital BJC HealthCare. He is also responsible for the health system's business operations and security breach prevention. Before Mr. Modica took on his current role, he was vice president of global client security at Equifax, where he oversaw the team that supported internal and external client security. He also held leadership roles with Express Scripts and the investment firm Edward Jones.

Richard Mitchell. CISO and Director of IT at Eagleville (Pa.) Hospital. Mr. Mitchell has more than 25 years of experience in the financial and healthcare services industries. In his role as CISO and director of IT for the 305-bed Eagleville Hospital, Mr. Mitchell oversees technology needs for the staff and physicians on the 40-acre campus. Before he joined Eagleville Hospital, Mr. Mitchell was manager of technology services in Catholic Health Initiatives' data center in Exton, Pa.

Ronald Mehring. CISO and Vice President of Information Security for Texas Health Resources (Arlington). Mr. Mehring is responsible for 29-hospital Texas Health Resources' technology operations program and its IT risk management and assurance program, as well as teams focused on technology and security performance and standards. Prior to joining Texas Health Resources, Mr. Mehring spent 21 years in the Marine Corps and led the compliance assessment teams for the Department of Veterans Affairs oversight and compliance group.

Hichem Mometem. CIO and CISO of McGill Univeristy Health (Montreal, Canada). 

Jacki Monson. CISO and Chief Privacy Officer of Sutter Health (Sacramento, Calif.). Ms. Monson is responsible for information security and privacy at Sutter Health, a 24-hospital health system that includes 5,000 physician members of the Sutter Medical Network. She developed the health system's privacy program and has experience preventing cyberthreats. Prior to joining Sutter, she served as the chief privacy officer of Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.

Tareva Palmer. CISO of WVU Medicine (Morgantown, W.Va.). As CISO of WVU Medicine, Ms. Palmer oversees information security for the nine-hospital health system. She is responsible for privacy and data security for WVU Medicine, which supported around 20,918 inpatient surgeries and 42,113 outpatient surgeries.

Mitchell Parker. Executive Director of Information Security at IU Health (Indianapolis). Mr. Parker has expertise in security governance, regulatory compliance and risk management. In his role as executive director of information security and compliance at IU Health, Mr. Parker is responsible for the information security of the 2,696-bed health system's patients and nearly 30,000 employees. He is an avid speaker on several health IT topics, with a recent focus on blockchain in healthcare.

Rob Perry. CISO of Carilion Clinic (Roanoke, Va.). Mr. Perry has more than 20 years of experience in technology and cybersecurity. As CISO of Carilion Clinic, Mr. Perry is responsible for the information security of the 737-physician health system that has 13,230 employees and 225 practice sites. He has experience with big-picture strategy and a track record of overseeing efforts to resolve system crises. Prior to joining Carilion Clinic, Mr. Perry was senior director of IT infrastructure and cybersecurity at George Washington Medical Faculty Associates, a large independent physician practice in the Washington, D.C., area.

Fernando Pedroza. CISO of UCHealth Poudre Valley Hospital (Fort Collins, Colo.). Mr. Pedroza served as director of technology services and vice president of technology and security services before becoming CISO of UCHealth Poudre Valley Hospital. He is responsible for the data security of the 270-bed hospital that includes 2,000 healthcare professionals. He also oversees efforts to achieve and maintain compliance with government regulations. Prior to joining UCHealth, Mr. Pedroza was director of information security at Sisters of Mercy Health System in Chesterfield, Mo., and helped the system transition to Community Health Systems.

Art Ream. CISO of Cambridge (Mass.) Health Alliance. Mr. Ream has spent more than 15 years in healthcare IT positions, including time with UMass Memorial Healthcare in Worcester, before joining Cambridge Health Alliance. He has experience overseeing multidisciplinary teams to manage portfolio applications, integration and information security for the academic community health system. In his current role, he leads the implementation and maintenance of the hospital's security program, privacy and risk assessment. He leads a 21-member team of clinical analysts and a technical system architect/programmer.

Sheryl Rose. CISO of Catholic Health Initiatives (Englewood, Colo.). Ms. Rose became CISO of Catholic Health Initiatives in 2010, overseeing information security for the 105-hospital health system. She is responsible for all aspects of IT and has experience with risk management, compliance and incidence response. She spent more than 20 years working in the audit and security fields with companies such as Wells Fargo and PricewaterhouseCoopers before joining CHI.

Heather Roszkowski. CISO of The University of Vermont Health Network (Burlington). Ms. Roszkowski became CISO of the University of Vermont Health Network in 2014 after serving as director of IT and communications at Fort Bliss in Texas. She gained experience in leadership, IT and information security while serving in the U.S. Army and earned a Bronze Star Medal for outstanding leadership during her time serving in Iraq. In her current role, she oversees information security for the six-hospital health system.

Anahi Santiago. CISO of Christiana Care Health System (Newark, Del.). Ms. Santiago spent more than 10 years as information security and privacy officer at Philadelphia-based Einstein Healthcare Network before joining Christiana Care Health System. In her current role, she leads the information security team and initiatives in collaboration with clinical and business leaders at Christiana Care, a 1,200-bed health system. Ms. Santiago also oversees efforts to improve cybersecurity and generate a culture of security and safety.

William Scandrett. Vice President and CISO of Allina Health (Minneapolis). Mr. Scandrett has experience establishing security programs in healthcare as well as retail and finance. He was an information security director at Ameriprise Financial Services and then CISO for St. Paul, Minn.-based HealthEast before joining Allina Health, where he leads the 12-hospital health system's information security initiatives. The system also includes more than 90 clinics, 52 rehabilitation locations and 15 retail pharmacies.

Paul Scheib. Senior IT Director and CISO of Boston Children's Hospital. Mr. Scheib is CISO and senior IT director for the 404-bed Boston Children's Hospital. He oversees the hospital's telecommunications, data center operations, networking and information security. He also established the hospital's information security program and security infrastructure. He has more than 30 years of IT management experience, serving as vice president of engineering at internet service provider Genuity prior to joining Boston Children's.

Benjamin Smith. CISO of MultiCare Health System (Tacoma, Wash.). As CISO for MultiCare Health System, Mr. Smith built the health system's first systemwide inforamtion security and risk management program. He also advises senior leadership on MultiCare's security strategy, risk management and compliance. Mr. Smith has previous experience as the manager of information security and identity at Rochester (N.Y.) General Health System. In his current role, Mr. Smith oversees information security for MultiCare, which includes 18,000 employees.

Matthew Snyder. CISO of Penn State Health/Milton S. Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center. Mr. Snyder is responsible for Penn State Health's information security efforts. He oversees the teams that develop and manage cybersecurity programs and the network infrastructure for the 548-bed flagship hospital. Prior to joining Penn State Health, Mr. Snyder was a CISO of the Texas Department of Public Safety and a cybersecurity program manager with the National Nuclear Security Administration.

Glynn Stanton. Chief Security Officer of Yale New Haven (Conn.) Health System. Mr. Stanton is responsible for the five-hospital Yale New Haven Health System's information security. The system also includes Northeast Medical Group, an organization with more than 70 physician practices and 1,500 employees. He has experience managing operational, architectural and security functions. His career includes time at AT&T and serving as information security officer at a large health system in Connecticut.

Tom Stumpek. CISO of Lahey Health (Burlington, Mass.). Mr. Stumpek spent time as the CIO, chief technology officer and CISO of Electric Insurance Company before joining Lahey Health. He also previously led NPI enterprise architecture for GE. In his current role, Mr. Stumpek oversees information security for the five-hospital health system serving around 3,000 patients per day.

Dave Summitt. CISO and Director of Cybersecurity Operations at Moffitt Cancer Center (Tampa, Fla.). Mr. Summitt has a background in cybersecurity, information systems, network and engineering operations. He oversees Moffitt Cancer Center's security operations center, as well as its identity and access management initiatives. He previously served as CISO of University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System and manager of information security at St. Petersburg, Fla.-based Bayfront Medical Center.

Hussein Syed. CISO of RWJ Barnabas Health (West Orange, N.J.). As CISO of RWJ Barnabas Health, Mr. Syed oversees information security for a health system, which serves more than 2 million patients annually. He is also responsible for the health system's HIPAA compliance and security governance. He is a member of CHIME and has served as board chair of the Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Security.

Teresa Tonthat. CISO of Texas Children's Hospital (Houston). Ms. Tonthat joined Texas Children's Hospital in January 2018 after spending the bulk of her career in information security, IT audit, compliance and cyber risk fields. In her current role, she oversees the hospital's information security system, assesses cyber risk and creates additional security capabilities. Before joining Texas Children's, Ms. Tonthat served in a leadership role at multinational energy service company Halliburton, overseeing a team that mitigated cyber risk for digital oil field operations.

Patrick Tisdale. CISO of Regional Health (Rapid City, S.D.). Mr. Tisdale oversees information security at the six-hospital Regional Health. The health system also has six urgent care locations, senior care and home health services. He has previous experience as Regional Health Rapid City Hospital's application supervisor and as a consultant with Darca Consulting.

Paul VanAmerongen. Vice President and CISO of UW Health (Madison, Wis.). Mr. VanAmerongen became vice president and CISO of UW Health in February 2017, responsible for developing and leading the system's strategic vision for information security. Under his leadership, the health system aims to protect the information of the system's 16,500 employees and the more than 600,000 patients who visit the system each year. Mr. VanAmerongen has previous experience as an enterprise risk services specialist master for Deloitte's Cyber Risk Services practice in Seattle.

John Weller. CISO of Metro Health Hospital (Wyoming, Mich.). Mr. Weller has spent more than 30 years of his career focused on IT. As CISO of the 208-bed Metro Health Hospital, Mr. Weller assesses the strengths and weaknesses of the facility's cybersecurity and is responsible for meeting compliance requirements. His team secures the hospital's medical devices, workforce and vendor information.

Karl West. CISO and Assistant Vice President of Information Systems at Intermountain Healthcare (Salt Lake City). Mr. West is responsible for information access and data governance at Intermountain Healthcare. He also oversees privacy and business for the 24-hospital health system. While at Intermountain, Mr. West gained experience planning and implementing its information system security data program. Before he joined Intermountain, Mr. West served as a vice president and managing partner of AT&T Consulting Services.

Vugar Zeynalov. CISO of Cleveland Clinic. As CISO of Cleveland Clinic, Mr. Zeynalov advises the system's business and technology leaders about cybersecurity and technology risk management. He is also responsible for long-range strategic planning and maintaining the system's information security program. Before joining Cleveland Clinic, Mr. Zeynalov was head of information security at pharmaceutical and medical device company Hospira.

 

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