CynergisTek Appoints New Director of Managed Security Services
Healthcare Security Expert Carrie Whysall to Lead Security Service Line Growth for Top Cybersecurity Firm
AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$CTEK #cybersecurity—CynergisTek, Inc. (NYSE AMERICAN: CTEK), a leader in healthcare cybersecurity, privacy, and compliance, today announced that it has appointed Carrie Whysall as the company’s Director of Managed Security Services, reporting to the Vice President of Security Services. In this new position, Whysall will be responsible for executing strategic business initiatives and driving the company’s growth strategies for security services including, Vendor Security Management (VSM), Managed Security Service (MSS) and Medical Device Security. A healthcare veteran with over 20 years of experience in IT leadership, 12 of which have been specifically in security, she will also work closely with the company’s executives to meet client expectations and ensure timely and efficient service delivery to support company goals and enhance employee and customer satisfaction.
Prior to joining CynergisTek, Whysall served as Senior Director of Security for Ascension Information Services, the largest not-for-profit health system in the United States with more than 150 hospitals and 2,600 physician practices. During her time there, Whysall was part of the leadership team that implemented Ascension’s Security Operations Center (SOC) as well as the company’s eForensics, Security Training & Awareness, Medical Device Management, and Incident Response programs. Whysall also was responsible for the Access & Identity Management program which provided identity and access services for over 200,000 users across the Ascension system. She also served as part of Ascension’s mentor program, providing guidance and empowering women to develop and expand their careers in healthcare security.
“I could not be more excited to join CynergisTek at such a critical time in healthcare. As an industry, we struggle to coordinate defenses across health systems, making it more challenging to protect and secure patient data,” said Whysall. “Coming from a large health system, I was instantly drawn to CynergisTek’s unique ability to provide proven and reliable security and privacy services to healthcare organizations of all sizes to better coordinate a strong defense against growing threats. I look forward to leveraging my healthcare information security background with CynergisTek’s team and working with the company’s growing client base to enhance the adoption of security best practices across the industry.”
“As we continue to see demand for our broad range of services, it is very exciting to bring someone with Ms. Whysall’s qualifications and experience into our leadership team and tap into her health system experience to inform service planning, development, and delivery,” said Mac McMillan, CEO and President of CynergisTek. “Her proven track record and powerful leadership skills will play an integral part in bolstering our services and shaping them to meet the security concerns of the future. Her security operations expertise in particular will play a vital role in shaping and ensuring our managed services address the growing threats in the healthcare industry.”
About CynergisTek, Inc.
CynergisTek is a top-ranked cybersecurity, privacy, and compliance management consulting firm dedicated to serving the healthcare industry. CynergisTek offers specialized services and solutions to help organizations achieve privacy, security, and compliance goals. Since 2004, the company has served as a partner to hundreds of healthcare organizations and is dedicated to supporting and educating the industry by contributing to relevant industry associations. The company has been named in numerous research reports as one of the top firms that provider organizations turn to for privacy and security and won the 2017 Best in KLAS award for Cyber Security Advisory Services.
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