Jason Taule is a 25+ year veteran of the information assurance and cybersecurity industry who has worked in both the intelligence community and commercial sectors first consulting to Federal agencies and then serving as inside Chief Security Office / Chief Privacy Officer both within the Government and at large systems integrators like General Dynamics and CSC. He helped build the original DARPA CERT, was responsible for the first computer security programs at the VA and NASA, authored the Maryland Data Privacy Law, led a multi-million dollar global cyber security practice for a large international consulting firm, ran the team responsible for HIPAA complaint investigations for OCR for 3 years, and for the last 17 years has been a luminary in the US Health IT space supporting numerous OpDivs in DHHS.
Mr. Taule is a graduate of the FBI Citizen's Academy, is member of the Homeland Security Preparation and Response Team, is an active member of the HITRUST Alliance, serves on the Advisory Board of the Howard County Economic Development Authority Technology Council, is the driving force behind the HoCo CISO In Residence program, currently sits on the DHHS/CMS Information Security and Privacy Workgroup, the FBI Cyber Health Work Group, the US Health IT Standards Committee's Transport and Security Workgroup and is a White House invitee to the Security Policy Roundtable for the President's Precision Medicine Initiative.
Jason Taule is currently the Chief Security and Privacy Officer for FEi Systems, a leading Heath IT company that designs, builds, hosts, and maintains health IT solutions for federal and state government agencies including Medicare, SAMHSA, ACL, OCR, DoD, VA, and most state Medicaid programs.
As FEi's Chief Security and Privacy Officer, Jason Taule is responsible for the information security, risk management, and privacy strategy, policy, and governance program for the company. Mr. Taule is a member of the senior management team and his leadership contributions have advanced the science and practice of information security and risk management. With passion and integrity, his communication/interpersonal skills and numerous accomplishments as a security specialist earned him recognition as Industry Luminary. Ever mindful of the need to balance security with utility, he has successfully adapted security controls in countless real-world implementations; this pragmatism leads many to consider him the voice of reason. His unique background enables him to incorporate both business and technical perspectives in integrated solutions.
Mr. Taule also serves as Principal System Security Officer for customer facing systems/projects and/or oversees the work of SSOs for all company projects and he has final authority for all regulatory (HIPAA, FISMA, etc.) security artifacts produced (i.e., Risk Assessments, System Security Plans, Contingency Plans, After Action Reports, Certification and Accreditation (C&A) packages, etc.). Mr. Taule provides security architecture and solutions support to ensure adherence to applicable security standards and guidelines. Finally, Mr. Taule coordinates a centralized program to identify, report (e.g., POA&M), manage, and ultimately close any Corrective Action Plans (CAPs) that may arise from periodic self-assessments and/or the many third party audits to which we are subject.
_ MSB, Information Technology Management, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD, 1993
_ BBA, Business Management, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg VA, 1987
_ Certified Chief Information Security Officer (C|CISO), EC-Council
_ Certified Data Protection Specialist (CDPS), Data Management Institute
_ Certified Homeland Security (CHS) - Level III, ACFEI
_ Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control (CRISC), ISACA
_ Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), ISACA
_ Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), ISACA
_ Certified Management Consultant (CMC), Institute of Management Consultants
_ HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner, (ISC)2
_ INFOSEC Assessment Methodology (IAM), National Security Agency