NMHS Welcomes Alexander as Chief Information Security Officer
TUPELO, Miss.—North Mississippi Health Services announces that Phil Alexander recently joined the regional health care system as chief information security officer.
Alexander comes to NMHS from UMC Health System in Lubbock, Texas, where he served as director of information security and information security officer for UMC Enterprise Security Program. He spent four years with UMC Health System, which includes 450 hospital beds, 40 clinics and an academic medical health system that includes 120 departments and 15,000 users.
“Phil brings an extensive knowledge of information security processes,” said Jim Weldon, NMHS chief information officer. “He has developed and implemented several security programs, including cybersecurity awareness training, vulnerability management framework and cyber incident management.”
Previously, Alexander worked as cyber intrusion incident handler for Northrop Grumman in Augusta, Ga.; information security manager for General Dynamics; and information security officer and intelligence analyst for the U.S. Army.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of South Mississippi in Hattiesburg and is pursuing his master’s of business administration degree from Texas Tech University in Lubbock. He is highly trained and credentialed, and received the 2016 Rural Health IT Leadership Award from the TORCH Foundation. He served as president of the West Texas Information Services Security Association.
Alexander is joined in Tupelo by his wife, Jane.