Mac McMillan to Present Educational Session at NIST’s Safeguarding Health Information Conference; Keynote ISSA’s Healthcare Security Seminar

Austin, Texas, May 31, 2012— CynergisTek, an authority in enterprise security and privacy solutions and services for healthcare organizations, today announced that its CEO, Mac McMillan, who also serves as the Chair of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Privacy and Security Policy Task Force has been selected as an expert healthcare privacy and security presenter for two renowned security and standards association events in June:

McMillan’s educational session at the NIST conference will provide attendees with a framework for understanding best practices for ensuring secure cloud storage of protected health data, as well as, privacy and security considerations for covered entities purchasing cloud based data management solutions. At the ISSA conference, McMillan will deliver the keynote address featuring two panels comprised of healthcare security industry experts, providers and government representatives. Attendees of the ISSA seminar will gain insights into current security trends associated with the continuing digitization of healthcare resulting from growing EHR and HIE adoption, as well as, predictions for future regulations.

“I am honored to have been invited by NIST and ISSA, two highly respected organizations, to share some of the lessons that we have learned at CynergisTek over the years, and also to grow my own knowledge by having the opportunity to collaborate with other privacy and security experts,” said McMillan. “Securing digital data and cloud storage are both topics of particular interest to me as they require a flexible approach to keep up with the evolution of the technologies and regulations. I want attendees of both events to understand that with any new data storage or transmission technologies come new security threats which require innovative privacy and security practices in order to be adequately addressed and eliminated.”

CynergisTek’s solutions and services are specifically designed to help healthcare organizations improve their security posture, facilitate compliance, advance operational efficiency and foster trust. CynergisTek’s managed and on-demand solutions address the fundamental elements of information security management, including:

About CynergisTek

CynergisTek is an authority in healthcare information security and privacy management, regulatory compliance, IT audit and advisory services, business continuity management, security technology selection and implementation, and secure IT infrastructure architecture and design solutions. The firm offers practical, manageable and affordable consulting services for organizations of all sizes and complexity. Using an organized, planned and collaborative approach, CynergisTek applies multidisciplinary expertise to serve as partner and mentor, to enhance the consulting experience and, ultimately, clients’ compliance and business performance. CynergisTek participates in and contributes to HIMSS, AHIMA, HFMA, HCCA, AHIA and other industry bellwether organizations. For more information visit, call 512.402.8550 or email

About NIST

Founded in 1901 and now part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, NIST is one of the nation’s oldest physical science laboratories. Congress established the agency to remove a major handicap to U.S. industrial competitiveness at the time—a second-rate measurement infrastructure that lagged behind the capabilities of England, Germany, and other economic rivals. Today, NIST measurements support the smallest of technologies—nanoscale devices so tiny that tens of thousands can fit on the end of a single human hair—to the largest and most complex of human-made creations, from earthquake-resistant skyscrapers to wide-body jetliners to global communication networks.

About ISSA

The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)® is dedicated to developing and connecting cybersecurity leaders globally. ISSA is the community of choice for international cybersecurity professionals dedicated to advancing individual growth, managing technology risk and protecting critical information and infrastructure.

The primary goal of the ISSA is to promote management practices that will ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information resources. ISSA facilitates interaction and education to create a more successful environment for global information systems security and for the professionals involved. Members include practitioners at all levels of the security field in a broad range of industries such as communications, education, healthcare, manufacturing, financial, and government


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