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Byron is CISO at Tenet Healthcare, a $19B publicly traded company (NYSE: THC) with 100,000 employees that operates ~60 hospitals, ~575 outpatient, surgical, imaging and other sites of care across the US and includes Conifer Health Solutions revenue cycle management, United Surgical Partners International, and Tenet Physician Resources. Previously he was CISO at UT Southwestern, a renowned academic medical center with 22,000 employees and $4 billion operating budget that's known for its world class research, excellence in clinical care, and top US medical school. Before that he was CISO and Sr. Director for IT Infrastructure at Farmer Brothers (NASDAQ: Farm), where he built and operated the company’s first Cybersecurity, Data Privacy and Technology Risk program in addition to IT Infrastructure. Until 2017, Byron led security operations detection and monitoring of cybersecurity threats for State Farm’s network of 160,000 associates, 18,000 locations and $18B Bank, and helped build the company’s security presence in its newly formed Dallas Hub. From 2014 to 2015 he advised the CEO of a cybersecurity start-up on branding, investment and growth opportunities for the company’s advanced machine learning technology. In 2015, he left a distinguished 17-year career in the US Intelligence Community where he led complex, global national security and intelligence organizations and operations for the Central Intelligence Agency, US Department of Energy and its National Laboratories, and Department of Defense. Prominent roles Byron held included Intelligence Advisor to the US Secretary of Energy, Global Head of Intelligence Collection, Deputy Director for Operations and CIA Operations Officer for the elite National Clandestine Service. A core focus of his work was protecting a wide range of advanced technologies and data from advanced foreign theft for the US National Laboratories, Department of Defense, and several Fortune 500 defense, aerospace, telecom and technology companies. He also led global programs in the areas of geopolitical risk analysis, WMD counterproliferation, counterterrorism and counterintelligence. Prior to his national security career, Byron led FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:FCN) Utilities, Mechanical and Materials Engineering Group business operations. Byron holds a BS in materials engineering from NC State University and a master’s degree in forensic sciences from George Washington University.
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