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Kevin McDonald

Principal Healthcare Cybersecurity Advisor

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Kevin McDonald serves as a healthcare cybersecurity expert and advisor for MedSec, providing guidance and strategies based on his extensive healthcare cybersecurity knowledge, experience, and success in the industry. His background encompasses direct patient care, electronic medical record implementation, design and beta implementation of software, project management, IT support services, and information security.

In his former role at the Mayo Clinic, Kevin led the development of the medical device cybersecurity program as director of clinical information security and division chair of technology services. He also served as a security advisor for top medical device manufacturers, including Medtronic, Siemens, Varian, and Vizient.

Kevin is a member of the HIMSS Privacy and Security Committee and Underwriters Laboratory Health Sciences Council where he co-leads the Health Sector Coordinating Council’s Joint Security Plan.

 

Additionally, Kevin has been an invited speaker at events for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center (H-ISAC), American Hospital Association (AHA), College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), American Bar Association, DMD, and Gartner.

Kevin earned a master’s degree from University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in education and a Bachelor of Science in science nursing/registered nursing from Northern Illinois University.