Jigar Kadakia

Jigar Kadakia has served as Vice-President and Chief Information Security and Privacy Officer for Mass General Brigham since 2014.  Mr. Kadakia comes to his role having spent more than 20 years in consulting delivering, developing and managing privacy and cyber security implementations for large complex healthcare companies.  He is leading the cybersecurity and privacy program implementation at Mass General Brigham.  The program focuses HIPAA/HITECH compliance, GDPR compliance, Identity Management, cybersecurity training and awareness, EHR risk analysis, third party risk management, privacy incident response and analysis.

Mr. Kadakia earned a B.S. Chemical Engineering with Honors from University of Cincinnati and an MBA from Xavier University.  Mr. Kadakia is a managing board member of the H-ISAC and speaks national on cyber security and privacy related topics.  Mr. Kadakia also holds certifications for security and privacy (CISSP, CIPP, CRISC).


Gordon WJ, Wright A, Aiyagari R, Corbo L, Glynn RJ, Kadakia J, et al. Assessment of employee susceptibility to phishing attacks at US health care institutions. JAMA Netw Open 2019 Mar 1;2(3):e190393 [FREE Full text] [CrossRef] [Medline]

Updated November 2020

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