Business Continuity Management / Disaster Recovery , COVID-19 , Critical Infrastructure Security

Profiles in Leadership: Anahi Santiago

Out of COVID Crisis Emerged Historic Opportunity to Enable New Healthcare Deliveries
Anahi Santiago, CISO, ChristianaCare, and executive member of the CyberEdBoard

No question, the COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating for healthcare professionals. But it also has brought new opportunities for IT and security leaders to exercise unprecedented influence on healthcare enablement. Anahi Santiago, CISO of ChristianaCare, discusses this enormous responsibility.

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In an interview with Information Security Media Group as part of the CyberEdBoard's ongoing Profiles in Leadership series, Santiago discusses:

  • How her role has changed most as a result of COVID-19;
  • How to influence change in the organization:
  • How to develop and retain talent to maintain the momentum.

Santiago is the chief information security officer at ChristianaCare, the largest healthcare provider in the state of Delaware. Prior to ChristianaCare, she spent over 10 years as the information security and privacy officer at Einstein Healthcare Network. In her role as CISO, she has overall responsibility for the organization's cybersecurity and assurance program. Santiago leads a team of information security professionals in supporting ChristianaCare's strategic initiatives by collaborating with clinical and business leaders, managing cybersecurity risks, implementing policies and controls, generating overall awareness and fostering a culture of security and safety. She is an active contributor and member of several local, state and federal cybersecurity organizations, including the Healthcare Sector Coordinating Council's Cybersecurity Working Group, the Delaware Healthcare Cybersecurity Alliance and Philadelphia’s Women and Cybersecurity group.

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About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.

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