Randall ‘Fritz’ Frietzsche’s career started as a Law Enforcement Officer. With the technical aptitude, he moved into technology, starting as an MCSE on Windows NT 4.0. Over the next 22 or so years, he evolved to become the Enterprise Chief Information Security Officer for Denver Health and Hospital Authority. He also teaches cybersecurity courses for Harvard and Regis Universities. Previously, he worked for Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI, most recently as the Regional Information Security Officer for CHI’s QualChoice Health Plans.
As an Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) Distinguished Fellow, Randall’s mission is to give back to the profession, to mentor, teach, speak and write. Security is his vocation, avocation and passion. Randall has presented at many security conferences, including Rocky Mountain Information Security Conference, Denver Evanta CISO Summit, SecureWorld and the Louisville Metro Information Security Conference.
Frietzsche has over 20 years of experience in IT, 15 years in Information Security and 10 years in healthcare. He holds a master’s degree in Information Security and Assurance, as well as the Certified Information Systems Security Professional, Certified Ethical Hacker and Certified Hacking Forensics Investigator, along with 23 other IT and InfoSec certifications.