Dan Bowden is VP and CISO at Sentara Healthcare, the largest health system in Virginia. Dan has been at Sentara since September 2016. He was previously CISO at University of Utah Healthcare and the University of Utah. Prior to the University, he managed cybersecurity operations and technology architecture for Zions Bancorporation. Dan has been an organizational leader in cybersecurity and technology for healthcare, higher education, banking, retail (American Stores Company), and the military (USAF) over the past 25 years.
Along with his CISO role at Sentara, Dan is also the VP with oversight of technology innovation. He is actively developing joint venture and business opportunities for Sentara in health cybersecurity and blockchain technology. Dan’s other professional and academic interests include digital strategies, cloud computing, population health, healthcare analytics, data governance, global and homeland security.
Dan works actively with Old Dominion University and other universities in Virginia supporting several programs developing the cybersecurity workforce of the future. His cybersecurity team at Sentara is employing over 10 university students as continuous part-time staff. These students perform crucial security assurance and risk management roles for Sentara, while building strong skills and referable experience for themselves.
Updated January 2018