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BEYOND HC LLC Announces Appointment of Ray Biondo as New Chief Information Security Officer


Title: Ray Biondo Appointed Senior Vice President and CISO for BEYOND HC LLC


Chicago Illinois, September 12, 2016 – BEYOND HC LLC, a woman owned HITRUST CSF Assessor Organization that provides readiness, certification, and remediation services for healthcare organizations and their business associates, named Ray Biondo as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).

In his role, Biondo will be responsible for building the CIO, CISO and Cybersecurity practices at BEYOND.  His goal is to ensure the BEYOND Clients have a strong alignment to the latest threats and risks while protecting their valuable assets.  In addition, Biondo will be cultivating an information security and technology Think Tank made up of top security professionals.  “There is a need to help organizations address the challenges they face aligning business process with information technology and security; to show how to take full advantage of new digital tools and resources through best practices.” ~Ray Biondo

“Beyond’s commitment to top security is inimitable,” says Biondo.  “I plan to leverage the experience and expertise of the BEYOND Team across information technology, information security and professional service domains to meet our clients’ unique information and cyber security needs”

Biondo joins BEYOND HC LLC from Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC) where he was Divisional Senior Vice President and CISO – HCSC is the largest customer-owned health insurance company in the United States and the 4th largest health insurer in the US overall.

Biondo brings over 30 years of senior IT executive experience.  He has lead application development, infrastructure and security groups with annual budgets up to $800MM and over 600 direct reports.  As CIO and VP, he’s worked in the insurance/reinsurance, healthcare payer and provider, legal and financial industries.

“Ray has the specific knowledge and strength to build a robust security practice that will align with our client’s strategic goals.  This new area for BEYOND will be an industry leader…it will drive development, accelerate readiness and energize transitions through engaging proven solutions that will meet and exceed all expectations.” ~Cathlynn Nigh, CEO BEYOND HC LLC

About BEYOND HC LLC is a woman owned and operated consulting firm that is specific to performing HITRUST Assessment work by providing our clients with a personalized “one to one” approach to the highest level of service and quality.

BEYOND HC LLC has offices in Chicago, New York City and Tampa.

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Cathlynn Nigh