Gary Long

Director, Information Security, Cerner Corporation

Gary Long, Director, Cerner ITWorksTM, oversees information security, risk assessment, compliance, policy, reporting and auditing for managed information technology offerings (ITWorks) at Cerner. Mr. Long joined Cerner in February 2006. His prior roles include technology architect and practice manager. He designed and implemented a security framework within the Cerner managed data centers; assembled an operational security team; and created a comprehensive information security program for CernerWorks™. He currently assists clients with maintaining HIPAA and PCI compliance in a fast-moving and ever-changing environment. Long has more than 15 years of experience in the information security field. He has deep knowledge and understanding of network security, compliance, vulnerability management, risk management and auditing. Prior to joining Cerner, Long was a strategic sales consultant with both Cisco Systems and Check Point Software Technologies. He also owned and operated a security consulting and reselling practice for eight years in the Kansas City area. Mr. Long held engineering roles with the Federal Aviation Administration, Martin Marietta Aerospace and General Dynamics, where he designed software for navigational systems; designed, prototyped and deployed an automated weather observatory system interface; developed software simulation modeling programs; authored a compiler for spacecraft ground testing; and assisted with ground testing of the Manned Maneuvering Unit. Mr. Long is a member of the Information Systems Security Association and the Information Systems Audit and Control Association. He serves on several customer advisory boards for major information security solution vendors across the nation, and speaks frequently at information security conferences.

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