Clearwater, a provider of health care cyber risk software and consulting services, has announced the appointment of Cathie Brown as Vice President, Professional Services. Brown brings more than 30 years of experience in health care, health information technology, health information security and consulting.
“Cathie is an outstanding addition to our already stellar professional services team. We are experiencing an exponential increase in demand as cybersecurity takes top priority for health systems and business associates intent on protecting themselves and their patients,” said Jon Moore, Clearwater’s Chief Risk Officer and Senior Vice President for Professional Services. “As another former Chief Information Security Officer in our ranks, Cathie will serve as a key strategic advisor to our customers who look to Clearwater to help build and mature their information security programs.”
Reporting to Moore, Brown will help lead Clearwater’s growing roster of health care security and compliance experts. She joins a team with a track record of 100 percent acceptance by the Office for Civil Rights of risk analysis conducted on behalf of customers facing enforcement action related to an information security breach. Supported by Clearwater’s IRM|Pro, the industry’s leading software solution used to efficiently identify and manage the unique threats and vulnerabilities facing healthcare organizations, the company’s professional services team helps its health system clients prioritize, design and implement complex, enterprise‐wide cyber risk management solutions.
Brown served as Deputy Chief Information Security Officer for the State of Virginia from 2006-2009. Most recently, she held the position of Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at Impact Makers, a Virginia-based management and technology consulting firm where she helped the firm’s healthcare provider partners solve complex IT and business problems. She also spent nearly 19 years with Centra Health, where she served as the system’s first Information Security Officer. Ms. Brown is an active member and advisor to several health IT and cyber security organizations, including the Virginia Cyber Security Partnership, Advisory Board for Virginia Commonwealth University Computer Science Cyber Security Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education, the Center for Cyber Excellence at Liberty University and the board of directors for the Virginia chapter of the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS).
“I am extremely excited to join Clearwater at this very important time in the evolution of healthcare information security,” Brown said. “I look forward to working with such an elite team of professionals doing work I’m passionate about, which is helping health systems serve and protect their patients.”
Brown maintains certifications as Project Management Professional, Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT, Certified Information Security Manager and Certified Information Systems Security Professional. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Averett University.
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