Thomas August

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Thomas August

CISO, John Muir Health

Tom August (CISSP, CPHIMS) is an award-winning CISO and recognized industry thought-leader with over 25 years of experience in designing, implementing and leading risk management programs. Tom has made a career of specializing in information security governance, policies and risk management strategies designed to balance risk and regulatory requirements with strategic business goals and operational objectives. Tom currently serves as Vice President & Chief Information Security Officer for John Muir Health. John Muir Health is nationally recognized healthcare leader comprised of two acute care hospitals, a behavioral health center and community health practices located throughout the east San Francisco bay area. As CISO, Tom has overall responsibility for assessing, measuring, addressing and reporting on technology risk and compliance matters across the entire health system. Prior to joining John Muir, Tom served in both Information Security and IT Audit leadership roles at Sharp Healthcare, Sony Corporation, Pacific Life Insurance Company, Deloitte and Ernst & Young. Tom is a co-author of “The CISO Handbook” and is a frequent presenter at healthcare and information security industry events. Tom also publishes an annual Information Security Buzzword Bingo Scorecard each year to highlight the need for more meaningful dialogue between information security vendors and business leaders.

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