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Cardinal Health CISO Lori Havlovitz Joins NTSC Board of Directors

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

ATLANTA, GA (February 2, 2021) – Lori Havlovitz, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at Cardinal Health, has been appointed to serve on the National Technology Security Coalition’s (NTSC) Board of Directors. Representing the healthcare industry, Havlovitz will help influence the strategic direction of the NTSC and join CISOs who represent a broad cross-section of enterprise companies. These CISOs have a vested interest in protecting the security of their customers and employees through policies that improve national cybersecurity standards and awareness.

“In today’s cybersecurity landscape, CISOs must defend against relentless, sophisticated cyberattacks while also complying with laws and regulations that ideally support their efforts,” said Havlovitz. “That’s why these laws and regulations need to be crafted with a practitioner’s mindset and applied practically. The NTSC works hard to advocate for policy priorities such as national data breach notification legislation and a federal privacy standard so that CISOs can simplify compliance and better protect consumers. I’m also happy that the NTSC supports initiatives such as cybersecurity workforce development to make sure that our field becomes more inclusive and diverse. Joining the NTSC Board of Directors with my CISO peers is an honor, and I look forward to working with them in 2021.”

Havlovitz leads the global information security team at Cardinal Health which includes cybersecurity operations, information security architecture, technology risk management, IT compliance, and IT resiliency. During her 20 years with the company, Havlovitz has held roles of increasing responsibility in applications development and shared services as well as enterprise architecture. Before joining Cardinal Health, she worked with Nationwide Insurance focusing on system integration project management in the property and casualty business. Havlovitz has chaired the Women’s Initiative Network and serves as an executive sponsor for the Women in Information Technology employee-led group at Cardinal Health. She has also been a key leader in the creation of two sponsorship programs—one focused on women and one focused on Black and African American employees in technology.

“As a healthcare CISO, Lori has a lot of insight about the intersection between security and compliance, especially during a time when cybersecurity pressures on the healthcare industry are at an all-time high,” said Patrick Gaul, Executive Director of the NTSC. “Lori’s experience in healthcare cybersecurity enriches the expertise of the NTSC Board of Directors as we talk to lawmakers and policymakers in Washington, D.C. I am also enthused about Lori’s passion for cybersecurity diversity and inclusion related to workforce development, a policy priority that the NTSC will continue to focus on in 2021. The NTSC welcomes Lori to our Board of Directors and looks forward to working with her this year.”

The NTSC provides a platform for CISOs to advocate for beneficial legislative and regulatory policies. We encourage dialogue about cybersecurity issues, laws, and regulations through advocacy engagement with congressional members, regional CISO policy roundtables, and our National CISO Policy Conference.

Havlovitz joins a prestigious board of CISOs representing leading companies including Aaron’s, Inc., Aflac, BNP Paribas, Comcast, Dollar Tree, Edward Jones, Eli Lilly and Company, Ellie Mae, Equifax, Globe Life, Graham Holdings, Hearst, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services, Huntington Bank, Johnson & Johnson, JPMorgan Chase, Labcorp, Mastercard, McKesson, Microsoft, Motorola Mobility, NCR, Oceaneering, Ohio State University, Sage Group, Synovus, TaxSlayer, Technology Association of Georgia, TransUnion, Unisys, US Bank, Voya Financial, and Western Digital.

About the National Technology Security Coalition (NTSC)

The National Technology Security Coalition (NTSC) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that serves as the preeminent advocacy voice for Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) across the nation. Through dialogue, education, and government relations, we unite both public and private sector stakeholders around policies that improve national cybersecurity standards and awareness.

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