Ray Biondo awarded Vanguard Chairman’s Award

Ray Biondo, CISO of BEYOND LLC, has been awarded the 2017 Vanguard Chairman’s Award for his work in support of vulnerability management and information security community. Vanguard Security & Compliance brought together global cybersecurity leaders from private industry, government agencies and Vanguard’s own cybersecurity experts to deliver comprehensive knowledge-based training to secure and defend networks, distributed systems and IBM System z® at this year’s conference.

Mr. Biondo was  the keynote speaker at Vanguard Security and Compliance Conference in Dallas Texas on October 17th, 2017.  The educational forum focused on the most advanced cybersecurity systems, threats, protection and configuration and compliance for novices to CISO’s.

Vanguard Security & Compliance Conference 2017 featured highly regarded security and compliance experts from around the world. Subject matter experts from CA, IBM, Vanguard, and private industry presented the most current information and instruction about cybersecurity threats and protection, configuration and compliance in a proven format structured to deliver the highest quality learning experience.

The CISO focused his speech on Crisis Management, which includes activities and processes that help managers as well as employees to analyse and understand events that might lead to crisis and uncertainty in the organization.  “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,” says Biondo.

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

Biondo joined BEYOND LLC a year ago 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 fourth largest health insurer in the US overall. Biondo brings over 30 years of senior IT executive experience.  As CIO and VP, he’s worked in the insurance/reinsurance, healthcare payer and provider, and legal and financial industries

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