The Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center (H-ISAC) announced that Errol Weiss will become the organization’s first Chief Security Officer (CSO).
In his new role, Weiss will be responsible for the strategic vision and direction of the H-ISAC’s day-to-day Cyber and Physical Security Services offered to H-ISAC member organizations, including the delivery of Cyber and Physical Threat Intelligence, the H-ISAC Security Operations Center (SOC), Identity services, community exercises and other special interest services. Weiss will define, implement and deliver Cyber and Physical Security Services to H-ISAC members which are consistent with the long-term goals and objectives of the H-ISAC – to attract and retain members, operate with execution excellence and deliver community defense for the healthcare sector.
“Errol is globally recognized as an information security visionary and leader,” said Denise Anderson, President and CEO of H-ISAC. “He is and has always been a strong advocate for information sharing among and within the critical sectors. Errol knows that by working together, we can help improve security and lower risk. We’re thrilled to have Errol bring his vision, drive and experience to the members of H-ISAC and to the global health and public health sector.”
Weiss previously worked at Bank of America (BofA) where he was a Global Information Security executive working with internal partners to protect information, customers and staff by reducing the impact from cyber threats. Before BofA, Weiss worked for 10 years at Citigroup, where he created and ran the bank’s first Cyber Intelligence Center, a global team providing actionable intelligence to internal staff.
Weiss began his career at NSA conducting vulnerability analyses and penetrations of U.S. Government systems and then spent ten years with consulting firms delivering information security services for Fortune 500 companies. Weiss was instrumental for the creation, implementation and operation of the Financial Services ISAC and is one of the four named inventors on the patent for Trusted and Anonymous Information Sharing.
He’s been invited to speak internationally and has provided expert testimony before Congress to advocate for change and help influence information sharing legislation.