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Healthcare CISO: 'Hygiene and patching take you a long way'
This article is part of the Information Security issue of April 2018, Vol. 20, No. 2
Premise Health manages more than 500 employer-sponsored health and wellness centers, including many at Fortune 1000 companies. As the concept of on-site clinics, pharmacies, wellness seminars and employee health flourishes, the healthcare provider based in Brentwood, Tenn., has grown to 4,500 employees. In the CISO position at Premise Health since 2010, Joey Johnson has witnessed a sea change in security, especially in the last five years. "Cybersecurity has now become more front and center," he says. The security veteran has weathered the business transformation: He was named 2017 CISO of the Year by the Nashville Technology Council. Johnson held the CISO position for CHS Health Services, which merged with Take Care Employer Solutions to form Premise Health. Before becoming a healthcare CISO, he served as the CSO for the United States Department of Commerce, Office of Computer Services. An outspoken security evangelist, Johnson is on the technical advisory board of Landmark Ventures and the editorial board of the Journal of Law...
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