HITRUST welcomes the appointment of George DeCesare, JD, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Risk Officer of Kaiser Permanente Information Technology to the HITRUST Board of Directors.

Mr. DeCesare is responsible for leading Cyber Security, Technology Governance, Risk and Compliance, and Identity and Access Management at Kaiser Permanente. He also maintains the security and integrity of Kaiser Permanente data, ensuring regulatory compliance in the technology space and managing the broad spectrum of technology risks. He is currently on the Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force formed by the Department of Health and Human Services and on the World Economic Forum’s Advancing Cyber Resilience Project.

The appointment of Mr. DeCesare brings additional perspective from the healthcare industry to HITRUST as we continuously advance the state of information protection and risk management throughout the entire healthcare industry.

HITRUST also thanks Ray Biondo for his long-time and valued contribution to the HITRUST Board of Directors and the industry. Mr. Biondo recently retired from Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) in his role of Divisional Senior Vice President and CISO.