Secret CSO: Gary Horn, Advocate Aurora Health

"The worst trend is probably IoT - it's still a weak link because it tends to resemble the Wild Wild West."

Name: Gary Horn

Company: Advocate Aurora Health

Job title: System Vice President, CTO and CISO

Time in current role: 10 years

Location: Chicago (Downers Grove), Illinois

Education: Bachelors in Electric Engineering and Masters in Biomedical Engineering; Various Certifications in operating systems dating all the way back to Novell; CISSP - planned

Gary Horn is the Vice President of Systems, CTO, and CISO at Advocate Aurora Health. Horn is responsible for the innovation, vision, direction, and overall management of the technical infrastructure required to support the business and strategic needs of a complex, rapidly changing and dynamic healthcare delivery network. He acts as a subject matter expert working with executive steering committees, Executive Management Team, and the Board of Directors. His accountabilities include but are not limited to the oversight of network security and regulatory compliance, voice, data, and storage area networks, compute infrastructure data centers, business continuance operations, call centers, budgeting, cost containment and team mentoring.

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