Paul Connelly is Chief Security Officer for HCA Healthcare in Nashville, TN. He leads programs for Cyber Security, Privacy, Information Governance, and Physical Security that protect the company’s 185 hospitals, 1500 outpatient clinics, 275,000 employees, and 32 million annual patient care encounters.
Paul started as an information security analyst at the National Security Agency in 1984, spent nine years as the first Information Security Officer at the White House (serving Presidents Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and Clinton), and six years as a partner leading an information security consulting group at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has led HCA’s program since 2002.