Profiles in Leadership: Shefali Mookencherry

Healthcare CISO on Security, Privacy and 'Making Sure Our Armor Is Strong'
Shefali Mookencherry, CISO, Edward-Elmhurst Health, and CyberEdBoard executive member

As CISO of Edward-Elmhurst Health, Shefali Mookencherry consistently works at the intersection of cybersecurity and privacy. "Privacy tells us why," she says, "and security tells us how."

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In an interview with Information Security Media Group as part of the CyberEdBoard's ongoing Profiles in Leadership series, Mookencherry discusses:

  • The intersection of privacy and security;
  • Challenges presented by the pandemic and digital transformation;
  • Her efforts to ensure "Our armor is strong."

Mookencherry is responsible for developing and implementing an information security program that includes procedures and policies designed to protect enterprise communications, systems and assets from both internal and external threats. She has extensive experience in healthcare cybersecurity, HIPAA, PCI, and promoting interoperability and revenue cycle areas, including over 30 years in the healthcare industry, with 15 spent in senior management positions.


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About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.




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