Full Name
Christopher Frenz
Mount Sinai South Nassau
Job Title
AVP IT Security
Speaker Bio

Prior to his time at South Nassau, he served as the AVP of Information Security at Interfaith Medical Center where he worked to develop the hospital’s information security program and infrastructure. Under his leadership the hospital had been one of the first in the country to embrace a zero-trust model for network security. Christopher has also played a role in pushing for the adoption of improved security standards within hospitals and is the author of the OWASP Secure Medical Device Deployment Standard as well as the OWASP Anti-Ransomware Guide. He also currently chairs the AEHIS Incident Response Committee which has released deliverables designed to help hospitals test and improve their incident response capabilities as well as guidance on the dealing with the information security challenges brought on by COVID. Christopher has been recognized as a Rising Star amongst healthcare executives and also a Top Healthcare IT leader by Becker’s Hospital Review. He has also been recognized as a Top Healthcare IT leader by Health Data Management. In 2020 CHIME honored Christopher with their Healthcare Hero award for his work on advising healthcare organizations on how to mitigate the information security risks of COVID. Christopher’s security expertise has been highlighted in The Financial Times, HealthTech Magazine, CSO Magazine, SC Magazine and many other publications. Christopher shares his expertise at conferences around the world including presentations at VMworld, ASIS GSX, Defcon, HIMSS, and many others. He is also the author of the computer programming books “Pro Perl Parsing” and “Visual Basic and Visual Basic .NET for Scientists and Engineers”. Frenz holds the CISSP, CISA, CISM, HCISPP, CIPP/ US, CIPT, CIPM, and CCSK security credentials and was inducted as a Fellow of Information Privacy by the International Association of Privacy Professionals.

Christopher Frenz