PCOM Hires Chief Information Security OfficerSeptember 6, 2018
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) has named Marisa Niedbalski, MBA as the College’s new chief information security
officer. In this role, Ms. Niedbalski will manage PCOM’s information security organization,
including overseeing training and updating of security policies; talent acquisition
and development; setting and implementing standards for information technology (IT) security operations and support; and ensuring compliance of systems and applications
with information security best practices and standards. She began her duties on August
Ms. Niedbalski has more than 30 years of experience in information technology in the
healthcare industry. Most recently, she served as director of technology, information
security, biomedical engineering and telecommunications for the Crozer-Keystone Health
System. In that role, she oversaw all aspects of information security including regulatory
compliance; incident response and command; aspects of IT device and infrastructure
deployments; and managed large-scale implementations of projects related to information
security, telecommunications and biomedical engineering.
“In an age when online information and privacy is constantly under attack, it’s more
imperative than ever that we safeguard the private information of our staff, students
and patients as well as our institution,” said Jay S. Feldstein, DO ’81, president and CEO. “By creating the position of chief information security officer
and bringing Marisa on board, we are strengthening our commitment to ensuring the
safety of the PCOM community.”
Ms. Niedbalski is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional, and is a
member of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society. She received
her master’s in business administration from Penn State University and her bachelor’s
in health administration from Saint Joseph’s University.
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