Lance Hayden

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Dr. Lance Hayden, the Chief Privacy and Security Officer for ePatientFinder, is also an author, speaker, and researcher with over 25 years experience in the field of information security. A leading expert on security behavior and culture, Dr. Hayden is the author of People-Centric Security: Transforming Your Enterprise Security Culture and IT Security Metrics: A Practical Framework for Measuring Security and Protecting Data.

Dr. Hayden began his career as a human intelligence (HUMINT) officer with the CIA, which contributed to a philosophy emphasizing human behavior, organizational psychology, and strategic leadership as central to a successful InfoSec program. Dr. Hayden's career includes security roles at KPMG, FedEx, Cisco, and the Berkeley Research Group before joining ePatientFinder, where he has executive responsibility for all enterprise data protection and security-related regulatory compliance.

Dr. Hayden received his Ph.D. in Information Science from the University of Texas at Austin. As a professor at the UT iSchool, Dr. Hayden develops and teaches graduate and undergraduate courses on subjects including information security, privacy, surveillance and the intelligence community. His industry credentials include CISSP, CISM, CRISC and ISO 27001 Certified Lead Auditor certifications.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Lance Hayden and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

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