Director of Privacy and Security


Lee Kim is the director of privacy and security at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) North America and a Fellow of HIMSS. At HIMSS, Kim serves as an analyst, information privacy and cybersecurity professional, and liaison.

Kim is a participant in the United States Department of Homeland Security 2018 Public-Private Analytic Exchange Program (AEP). Kim is also a member of the SANS Institute Securing the Human Healthcare advisory board, the Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council Cybersecurity Working Group, the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), and (ISC)². In addition, Kim has served as a key Healthcare and Public Health (HPH) Sector representative of the National Cyber Incident Response Plan Working Group. Kim holds the CISSP and CIPP/US credentials.

Kim is an AV preeminent peer-review rated attorney in healthcare and intellectual property law with over 10-years of legal experience. Kim is a licensed attorney in the District of Columbia and Pennsylvania, and a registered patent attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Kim is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. Kim previously worked as an information technology (“IT”) and web administrator in the academic, healthcare, and IT sectors.

Kim is a frequent speaker and author of domestic and international publications spanning the fields of law, health IT, public policy, information privacy, and cybersecurity. Kim has presented before a variety of audiences, including government, business, technical, and legal audiences (e.g., American Bar Association, CERT/CC, Cisco, DHS, FDA, NIST, OCR, Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Taskforce, (ISC)², PBI, RSNA, SANS, Sectra AB, Strafford). Kim's publications include Digital Health Legal, Nursing Management, the California Continuing Education of the Bar, and the American Bar Association.