About the Speaker
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    Sonia Arista
    Principal, Healthcare Strategy: Governance, Risk and Compliance, GuidePoint Security

    Sonia E. Arista is a seasoned Information Security and Technology specialist with over 20 years' experience. As a management consultant with Dell Services and Perot Systems she has worked internationally in the financial, healthcare, telecommunications and manufacturing verticals. She has also served as a senior information technology director in operationalizing various core business operations and technology enablement of clinical functions.

    Prior to joining GuidePoint Security as a subject matter expert to lead business development in healthcare, Sonia was the CISO for Tufts Medical Center, and New England Quality Care Alliance where she was responsible for the development and management of their Information Security programs. Most recently, she has been contracted to serve as an interim Chief Information Security Officer for several healthcare-related entities like Wellforce, Nuance Communications and Verscend Technologies, looking for program validation, incident response support, and board-level executive education. She has been invited to speak at a number of healthcare information technology and cyber security events and has committee memberships with many nationally recognized healthcare information technology security organizations like CHIME, the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, and HIMSS, the Healthcare Information Management and Systems Society.

    Sonia earned a BBA in Management Information Systems and a BA in Latin American Studies from Southern Methodist University and has certifications in Certified Information Security Management (CISM) and as a HITRUST Alliance Certified CSF Practitioner (CCSFP). She is currently pursuing an Executive Master’s Degree in Cybersecurity at Brown University.