Taylor Lehmann: So You Wanna Be a Healthcare CISO...?
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Taylor Lehmann: So You Wanna Be a Healthcare CISO…?






At 6 feet and 1 inches tall and weighing in at 230 pounds…

Hailing from University at Buffalo…

Managing an ecosystem made up of Over 160 THOUSAND partners and 120 MILLION patients

From greater metropolitan Boston MAAAAASSSSAchusetts


YOUR Chief Information Security Officerrrrrr…


Wouldn’t it be great if that’s your day started every day as a CISO?

Breaking News: Being a CISO is a hard job


You don’t get many, if any, Pro Wrestling style introductions


How hard a gig is this?


Our friends at Nominet Cybsecurity released a report this summer called Life Inside the Perimeter: Understanding the Modern CISO. It shone a harsh spotlight on the oftentimes brutal life of a CISO. Here 3 key stats to keep in mind whenever you heard the term CISO…

  • Nearly 70% discovered malware hidden on their networks for an unknown period of time
  • Less than a third are in their job for more than three years
  • Nearly 17% of CISOs are either medicating or using alcohol to deal with job stress


To paraphrase Forrest Gump… being a CISO is TOUGH


Now… just to add fun and excitement… try bing a CISO for an organization who is literally handling the technology that cures disease, heals the sick and saves lives


This week on Insecurity, Taylor Lehmann returns as the newly minted CISO at athenahealth. Matt Stephenson asks Taylor about what is involved as an outgoing and incoming CISO in healthcare. They also chat about what happens when a CISO goes from managing 10,000+ patients to 100 MILLION+ patients. No pressure right?


About Taylor Lehmann

Taylor Lehman (@sidechannelsec) is the Vice President and CISO at athenahealth.  In a previous life, he was the CISO at Wellforce and Tufts Medical Center. He is also in demand as advisor, working with companies including IBM Security Global , Obisidian Security and Randori, among others. Additionally, Taylor is helping to carve the future with his advisory work with graduate students at MIT and Northeastern University.

Taylor is also an expert in securing software development and delivery, and is on the boards of Gartner Evanta, the HITRUST Community Extension Program, the TPA Summit, and the Business Associate Council. Somehow, he still finds time to raise 3 kids and trade punches and throws while training in mixed martial arts.


About Matt Stephenson



Insecurity Podcast host Matt Stephenson (@packmatt73) leads the Broadcast Media team at BlackBerry, which puts him in front of crowds, cameras, and microphones all over the world. He is the regular host of the InSecurity podcast and host of CylanceTV


Twenty years of work with the world’s largest security, storage, and recovery companies has introduced Matt to some of the most fascinating people in the industry. He wants to get those stories told so that others can learn from what has come


Every week on the InSecurity Podcast, Matt interviews leading authorities in the security industry to gain an expert perspective on topics including risk management, security control friction, compliance issues, and building a culture of security. Each episode provides relevant insights for security practitioners and business leaders working to improve their organization’s security posture and bottom line.


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