Mark Reardon is the Vice-President of Information Security and CISO for the WellStar Health System, the largest health system in Georgia with over 20,000 employees. Mark oversees the System’s compliance with various information security requirements and the System’s Information Risk Management Program. This includes working with numerous service providers to insure patient information is protected.

Mark’s background includes a blend of information security and IT governance with IT operations and software development. He served as the CISO for the state of Georgia for over ten years, implementing an information security program that followed the risk management framework established by NIST. In this capacity, Mark worked with the Governor’s Office to develop required agency reporting standards and to develop a statewide risk management process that reports directly to the Governor.

Prior to becoming a CISO, Mark was Director of Security Engineering at CyberTrust Inc. (formerly TruSecure Corp.) and also an information security consultant in the transportation industry with Norfolk Southern Corporation. Additionally, Mark helped build the S1 Corporation from a startup into a leader in the banking and financial services software solutions industry, serving in several roles during his tenure including Director of Technology and Director of Software Development. He also managed S1’s Information Security Consulting Practice and was the Director of Information Security for the first transactional bank on the Internet.

Mark’s early IT experience includes developing data communications equipment and embedded software for Rockwell International, DCA Inc., Racal-Milgo, and AT&T Tridom.