Dr. Cris V. Ewell is the Chief Information Security Officer at UW Medicine. As the senior leader in the Information Security program, he has full strategic and operational oversight for building and managing the security framework, teams, programs, and policies to decrease exposure, drive awareness, and minimize risk for the organization. Along with UW Medicine, he has worked with several other organizations, including Seattle Children’s Hospital, to help them implement risk management practices to address information security risks and to promote meaningful dialogue about the information security program with executive management and board members. Cris has a PhD in Computer Information Systems – Concentration in Information Security, MSc in Information Technology – Concentration in Information Security, and BSc in Information Technology – Concentration in Network Technology. Cris also received the Health Care North America executive award and has been recognized as one of the top 10 influencers in health information security as well as one of the hospital and health system CISOs to know by Becker’s Hospital Review (2018-2020).