A lot of healthcare organizations understand that they need to start looking for a chief information security officer. While there are many good candidates in the industry, good picks can be found in other industry sectors, as well, says Heather Roszkowski, CISO at the University of Vermont Medical Center.

Roszkowski knows. She came to healthcare from the Army after serving for 12 years and will speak during a presentation on selecting the right CISO at HIMSS15 on April 13. Infantry officers, as an example, deal with information security all the time; they have computer systems in their vests, helmets and vehicles, she notes. “They know how to stand up the CISO shop from the ground up.”

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