CISO Affinity Group

Securing Our Perimeters

As modern-day cybersecurity superheroes, SI’s Chief Information Security Officer Affinity Group regularly convenes for Dialogue calls and virtual and in-person Summits. Salient topics include security technologies, network and security architecture, today’s (and tomorrow’s) threats, and federal/state compliance and regulations, among others.

Plus, if you want to know what your peers are doing and thinking right now, join SI’s CISO Affinity Group MS Teams site to facilitate ongoing, ad hoc, open discussion and collaboration among the CISO peer group.


Dialogues – Invitation-only

These 1-hour, peer-led Zoom meetings are by invitation-only, with recaps distributed to affinity group members via MS Teams. To guest-lead/host a Dialogue on a topic of interest, contact Cynthia Schroers. Some hosts share background materials to support discussion; just ask for samples.

Click on any event to register.


Upcoming Summits – Invitation-Only

SI 2022 CIO + CISO Virtual Summit

May 11, 10:00 am - 1:30 pm CDT

Agenda and registration opening date TBD.


Upcoming Roundtables – Invitation-Only

There are no upcoming events at this time.


Upcoming Webinars – Open to all Members




SI 2020 CISO Virtual Summit Report

Sponsored by Deloitte. Twenty-nine health-system Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) and related senior executives from prominent US healthcare systems convened December 4, 2020, to...

SI 2019 CISO Summit Highlights

The SI 2019 CISO Summit sponsored by Deloitte was held October 24 & 25. Co-hosts CHRISTUS VP and CISO Fernando Blanco and BayCare VP...
SI 2018 CISO Summit Report cover

SI 2018 CISO Summit Report

Sponsored by Deloitte.  The Scottsdale Institute convened 15 CISOs from prominent healthcare systems across the country in Chicago on September 26-27, 2018. These executives...

SI 2017 CISO Summit Report

The SI 2017 Chief Information Security Officers Fall Summit brought together 13 CISOs from prominent health systems across the country to Chicago. What resulted...
2016 CIO/CISO Summit report cover

SI 2016 CIO/CISO Summit Report

Executive Summary: Thirteen Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) of leading health systems gathered in Chicago to share best practices and lessons...

Previous Teleconference and Webinar Recordings – Available to all Members


There are no upcoming events at this time.


Healthcare AI/ML Confidential Computing Platform
Mary Beth Chalk, Business Development, Center for Digital Health Innovation, UCSF Innovation Ventures. Cyberattacks on healthcare data are a clear and present danger resulting in constr...
Developing Future Ready IT Leaders
Scott Arnold, EVP & CIO, Tampa General Hospital, and Judy Kirby, CEO, Kirby Partners.  Health systems are morphing into technology companies who deliver healthcare.  With this maj...
WEBINAR | The Current State of Interoperability
Ruben J. Nazario, MD, MBA, Principal, Clinical Informatics, Elsevier. The pandemic has accentuated many gaps in our health system and the need to facilitate information exchange in a se...
WEBINAR | Understanding and Successfully Combating Security Threats
Scott Gaydos, VP Product Management, Optum, and Mike Rogers, Director of Cybersecurity, Optum Technology. As healthcare organizations continue to barrel toward modernization, cyber-atta...

About Affinity Groups

SI Affinity Groups are intimate forums focused on a common issue, topic or collective challenge of its members, with a goal of information sharing around similar concerns, best practices, lessons learned, industry trends and resources to help organizations thrive.

Thien Lam, VP and CISO, BayCare Health System
Thien Lam
VP and CISO, BayCare Health System
"The SI CISO members are awesome. They are very responsive and helpful, which is one of many qualities that I like about the SI CISO group. Thank you for helping us by creating a culture where we can share knowledge."

Request to Join Affinity Group

Guest-Lead/Host a Dialogue

To guest-lead/host one of our Dialogues, please contact Affinity Group Director Cynthia Schroers to share topics for discussion.

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