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Erik Decker, Winner of Foundation Award for Leadership Excellence in Cybersecurity, Profiled by U.S. News

Erik Decker is the Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer for Intermountain Health, a multi-state integrated delivery network based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Erik has 24 years of experience within Information Technology, with 17 years focused on Information Security. He serves as the Chairman for the Healthcare Sector Coordinating Council’s Joint Cybersecurity Working Group, which is a critical infrastructure public-private partnership organization covering more than 450 organizations and over 1,000 members. He co-leads the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) 405(d) task group focused on implementing the Cybersecurity Act of 2015, 405D legislation within the Healthcare sector. The publication was released in December 2018, titled “Health Industry Cybersecurity Practices: Managing Threats and Protecting Patients” (HICP).

Erik has been recognized multiple times, most recently as a winner of the 2023 Malcom Baldrige Foundation Award for Leadership Excellence in Cybersecurity, the ISE® North America Executive: Academic/Public Sector, and the Chicago CISO of the Year. He has served as an expert witness and is highly engaged in cybersecurity policy at the national level. This includes a hearing in 2018 for the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on
Health, a hearing in 2021 for the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics, Subcommittee on Privacy, Confidentiality and Security, and finally serving as an advisor to a 2022 Healthcare Cybersecurity Summit at the White House.

Erik has a Master’s of Science in Information Technology from Loyola University in Chicago and Bachelors degree of the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana in Cell and Structural Biology. He also holds a Digital Directors Network QTE certification for Corporate Governance.

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