Paul Connelly is Vice President of Information Privacy & Security and Chief Information Security Officer for Hospital Corporation of America. ¬†Paul leads the program and teams responsible for all aspects of information protection for HCA’s 165 hospitals, 1000+ outpatient care and physician practice facilities, other business units and facilities, and more-than 200,000 staff members. ¬†

Paul has thirty years of experience in information protection. He started as an information security analyst at the National Security Agency in 1984; spent nine years as the Chief Information Security Officer at the White House Communications Agency; and then spent six years as a partner leading a Washington, DC-based information security consulting practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He has been at HCA since 2002.

Highlights of Paul’s career include:

Paul has obtained the Certified Information Systems Security Professional and the National Security Agency’s Information Systems Security Professional certifications, and is a Naval War College National Security Studies program graduate. He has Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Resource Economics from the University of Florida.