Mac McMillan is President and Chief Strategy Officer at CynergisTek, Inc., an industry leader in health information privacy, compliance and cybersecurity. He is a member of CHIME’s AEHIS Advisory Board, recognized as a HIMSS Fellow and former Chair of the HIMSS Privacy & Security Policy Task Force. McMillan brings nearly 40 years of combined intelligence, security countermeasures and consulting experience from positions within the government and private sector and has worked in the healthcare industry since his retirement from the federal government in 2000.
McMillan is a thought leader in compliance, security and privacy issues in healthcare, contributing to several industry trade publications and blogs. He currently sits on several advisory boards, including HIT Exchange HealthTech Industry, HCPro Editorial Advisory Board HealthInfoSecurity Editorial Advisory Board and HealthCare’s Most Wired™ Survey Advisory Board. McMillan also presents regularly at industry association events, such as CHIME, HCCA, HIMSS and AHIMA, and was a contributing author to the HIMSS book, “Information Security in Healthcare: Managing Risk.”
McMillan served as Director of Security for two separate Defense Agencies, and sat on numerous interagency intelligence and security countermeasures committees while serving in the U.S. government. He holds a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Texas A&M University. He is a graduate of the Senior Officials in National Security program at the JF Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a 1993/4 Excellence in Government Fellow.