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To Meet Increasing Demand for Security, Privacy and Compliance Services by Hospitals and their Business Associates, Company Also Announces Nearly 50% Increase in Headcount

Austin, TX, January 4, 2017 – CynergisTek, an authority in health information security, privacy and compliance, today announced exceptional growth in 2016, with a 27 percent increase in client projects. Notably, the company signed Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Baptist Health and Faith Regional Health Services; and expanded existing relationships with Asante Health System and Gibson Area Health System. The company also closed several deals with business associates in 2016, including Clearsense, DataFile Technologies and SI-BONE.

To meet this increased demand for its specialized security, privacy and compliance services for healthcare, CynergisTek also announced a nearly 50 percent increase in its workforce in 2016, including two additions to its executive team: Clyde Hewitt joined as Vice President of Security Strategy where he provides direction for the company’s cybersecurity services; and Marti Arvin joined as Vice President of Audit Strategy where she supports the company’s clients in meeting evolving compliance and regulatory requirements. Each hire brings over 30 years of relevant experience, extending CynergisTek’s breadth of expertise.

“We attribute the continued growth of our business to the fact that as threats to protected health information increase and become more sophisticated, the need for expert, third-party support is more clearly recognized by providers and their business associates,” said Mac McMillan, CEO of CynergisTek. “We expect this surge in demand for our comprehensive services will only continue in 2017 and are confident in our ability to meet it with the remarkable talent that we added to our team this year.”

“Overall, CynergisTek was very insightful about helping us understand what was happening in the market and what we should have been thinking about. They built a good executive team with strong contacts in the industry and in regulatory agencies. CynergisTek had a lot of insight into where regulation was heading and what the healthcare-specific threats were.” – KLAS Security Advisory Services: Which Firms Are Helping Providers Sleep at Night? released in October 2016.

In addition to achieving record growth this year, CynergisTek was recognized by KLAS in the Security Advisory Services report as the highest-rated firm healthcare providers rely on for security consulting and services.

“We pride ourselves on the ability to meet the wide-ranging privacy and security needs of our clients and on delivering them the highest level of service, so having the right personnel in place is critical,” said Dr. Michael Mathews, COO of CynergisTek. “We attribute our success this year to the dedication of our entire team and look forward to continuing this momentum of strategic partnerships into the New Year and beyond.”