Clyde Hewitt is an Executive Advisor at CynergisTek. He brings more than thirty years of executive leadership experience in cybersecurity to his position with CynergisTek, where his many responsibilities include being the senior security advisor and client executive, thought leader and developer of strategic direction for information and cybersecurity services, nationwide business development lead for security services, and contributor to CynergisTek’s industry outreach and educational events.
Hewitt retired from the United States Air Force after serving in various executive-level IT technology positions, later working in the private sector in various information security management roles. Most recently, he was the Vice President & Chief Security Officer for Allscripts Healthcare where he implemented a global ISO 27001 Information Security Management System. Hewitt’s firsthand executive experience developing, implementing, and evaluating security program strategy provides him with the practical experience to contribute to CynergisTek’s thought leadership around cybersecurity and assist clients in achieving their data protection goals. Hewitt has served in five Chief Security Officer roles within healthcare, including two large hospital districts, a health plan, an international EHR hosting vendor and most recently at a public academic medical center / university.
Hewitt received his Bachelor of Arts in International Relations from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, a Master of Science in Engineering from the University of Arkansas, and is a graduate of the Defense Acquisition University’s Program Management Course. He is also a graduate of the Air Command and Staff College and the Air War College. Hewitt’s professional certifications include Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), ISO 27001 Lead Auditor, Level III Program Manager, and Certified in Healthcare Security (CHS).
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