Elliott Jones is the Chief Information Security Officer for Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC). In this capacity he leads the corporate Information Security department’s vision in key areas, including policy, security awareness, vulnerability management, risk management, incident response and operations. Prior to joining Keck Medicine of USC, Mr. Jones was the CISO for Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego. He has also supported the the US Navy, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific’s enterprise cybersecurity program. Mr. Jones holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Pepperdine University.
Unfortunately, CISO’s often struggle to gain adequate funding to support a truly offensive cybersecurity posture. Both the traditionally tight profit margins within the healthcare space and focus on investment in novel, bleeding-edge clinical technology often take precedent in the healthcare space, leaving CISO’s with a unique challenge when it comes to funding improvements in terms of cyber hygiene.
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