Full Name
Mr. Will Long
Job Title
CSO; Board Chair
First Health Advisory; AEHIS
Speaker Bio
Will Long is a Cybersecurity and Technology Leader who builds people, processes, and systems that enable organizations to identify and manage
risk. He is recognized for establishing innovative, industry-leading programs that mitigate financial and reputational risk, cybersecurity
postures that accelerate threat identification, and the integration of risk management into the organizational structure.

Will excels at translating highly technical information and intelligence into actionable recommendations for Boards of Directors, executive teams,
and physicians.

As VP & Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Children’s Health, Will directed the development of information security policies, cyber incident response, security operations, risk assurance, and other security functions, and monitored for new and emerging threats. He maintained compliance with HIPAA, NIST and HITRUST certification. He also directed the efforts to secure connected medical devices used across hospital operations.

Prior to Children’s Health, Long was VP of Technology and Infrastructure at Baylor Scott & White Health, where he created a more efficient and cost-effective organization, implementing standardized processes and merging infrastructure, biomed engineering, and imaging support from two healthcare
systems. He also oversaw a massive technology infrastructure upgrade to address issues implementing electronic health records (EHR) and adopted cloud and mobile infrastructure to change the way patients and employees interact with the healthcare system.

In prior roles, Long held security and technology leadership positions where he developed security functions from the ground up.

Long holds a Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering Technology and a Master of Science in Information Systems Management. Long also holds CHISL, CISSP, and CPHIMS certifications.

Long founded and leads the North Texas Healthcare CISO Leadership Summit. In addition, he serves as Board Chair of AEHIS, an international consortium for healthcare information security leaders with more than 850 members.

Long has been recognized nationally for his accomplishments, including CHIME Innovator of the Year, 2020; Tech Titians, 2018 Technology Advocate Award finalist; Dallas CEO/Dallas 500 Most Powerful Leaders in Dallas-Forth Worth, 2018 and 2019; and D-CEO 2018 – CIO/CTO Innovator of the Year finalist.
Will Long