HEALTHCARE SECURITY FORUM: A HIMSS EVENT

June 11-12, 2018 | San Francisco, CA

Tom August

Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer
John Muir Health

Security veteran Tom August is the CISO of John Muir Health, a not-for-profit healthcare organization east of San Francisco that includes a 554-licensed bed and a 245-licensed bed medical center, which together are recognized as preeminent centers for neurosciences, orthopedics, cancer care, cardiovascular care and high-risk obstetrics. Tom is also the co-author of the CISO Handbook: A Practical Guide to Securing Your Company, which provides insights and guidance into designing and implementing an information security program and delivering true value to the stakeholders of a company.

Tom is an established information security and risk management leader with extensive experience in designing and implementing risk management programs. He specialize in developing governance processes, policies, risk assessment activities and innovative uses of technology to meet business and regulatory objectives. He is adept at collaborating with business leaders to develop risk management practices that balance legal and compliance requirements along with strategic business goals and operational objectives.

Tom previously served as the director of information security for Sharp HealthCare and on the Leadership Board of Directors for the National Health Information Sharing & Analysis Center (NH-ISAC).

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