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Kerry McConnell <br>  CISSP
Kerry McConnell
Principal Consultant

Kerry joined tw-Security in 2012 and is the next most senior partner. The following are Kerry’s bio highlights:

  • Over 30 years of experience in IT with 17 years focused on healthcare information security IT; risk analysis, security officer mentoring, security program development, HIPAA readiness, and OCR compliance audits
  • tw-Security, Partner, and Principal Consultant
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional
  • Key areas of expertise:
    • Providing interim and virtual CISO, cybersecurity advisory, and tactical services for multiple covered entities including academic medical centers, and business associates
    • Enterprise risk analysis initiatives, strategic assessments, and planning
    • OCR breach response – detailed documentation catalog
    • Policy, procedure, and plans written for targeted audiences
    • Cross-referenced security programs to multiple standards and frameworks
    • HIPAA programs development and guidance
    • Incident response preparedness, workshops, tabletop exercises – created multiple playbooks, and breach management processes
    • Vendor/business associate compliance due diligence
  • Former – Director of Risk Management for ACS State Healthcare; IT security, HIPAA, disaster recovery/business continuity; conducted HIPAA compliance assessments in every state where ACS provided Medicaid support services
  • Former – Director of Security at RenewData (an eDiscovery services provider)
  • Federal information security experience supporting the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Veterans Administration (VA)