Kathy Hughes is the VP, Chief Information Security Officer at Northwell Health. In this position, she is responsible for overseeing the IT security technology, risk management, security governance and disaster recovery teams. She also has responsibility for developing and implementing the IT security policies and standards and ensuring that appropriate tools and metrics are in place to allow for effective monitoring, measurement and control of IT security risk.
Prior to joining Northwell Health, Kathy worked at Allscripts where she managed the Infrastructure Services Operations and Engineering teams for North Shore-LIJ (now Northwell Health). Before that, she worked at The Estée Lauder Companies where she was responsible for overseeing the Global Data Network and Infrastructure Services Support teams and at Stony Brook University Hospital where she had a similar role.
Kathy graduated from Molloy College where she received her B.A. degree in Business Management with a double minor in Economics and Computer Science. She subsequently earned her M.B.A. in Business Computer Information Systems from Hofstra University and obtained various technical and professional certifications including CISSP, PMP and ITIL.