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Profiles in Leadership: Ankit Patel

Humana BISO Discusses How to Engage With Medical Leaders on Security Issues
Ankit Patel, BISO, Humana

Humana Business Information Security Officer Ankit Patel says the doctors, physician assistants and leaders that he deals with on a daily basis are laser-focused on providing care to patients and consider technology and security only as it relates to providing patient care.

See Also: What Makes Healthcare a Prime Target for Ransomware?

In an interview with Information Security Media Group as part of the CyberEdBoard's ongoing Profiles in Leadership series, recorded at RSA Conference 2022, Patel also discusses:

  • The top challenges in his role;
  • The shifting threat landscape;
  • The value of collaboration with peers.

Patel is an experienced information security and privacy leader with experience in information technology, third-party risk management, governance, enterprise risk management and compliance. He has experience working with various healthcare organizations - including health plans, physician groups and Fortune 500 companies - on developing risk management strategies and building strong information security programs with alignment to industry-specific framework and regulations.

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About the Author

Michael Novinson

Michael Novinson

Managing Editor, Business, ISMG

Novinson is responsible for covering the vendor and technology landscape. Prior to joining ISMG, he spent four and a half years covering all the major cybersecurity vendors at CRN, with a focus on their programs and offerings for IT service providers. He was recognized for his breaking news coverage of the August 2019 coordinated ransomware attack against local governments in Texas as well as for his continued reporting around the SolarWinds hack in late 2020 and early 2021.

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