David Finn, CISA, CISM, CRISC

David Finn, CISA, CISM, CRISC
Executive Vice President
CynergisTek
Houston, Texas

David Finn’s 30+ years in risk management and control objectives of technology (including audit, security, and privacy) equip him with a deep knowledge of healthcare from both the provider and vendor perspectives. He has demonstrated leadership skills in planning, management, and control of enterprise-wide, mission-critical information technology and business processes as a member of executive leadership teams at various organizations. He has a special knack for creatively engaging all types of audiences and conveying messages that even change-resistant users listen to and remember. He is focused on creating and maintaining trust in and value from information and information systems.

His dedicated service to HIMSS includes serving on the HIMSS Board of Directors, chairing the HIMSS Finance Committee, and serving as a member of the HIMSS Privacy and Security Committee. He has broad experience presenting at HIMSS Annual Conferences and at both regional and local events for chapters of HIMSS.  In 2016, he authored Chapter 10: “The Future of Information Security in Healthcare” in HIMSS’ book The Journey Never Ends: Technology’s Role in Perfecting Health Care Outcomes. ‪

Finn holds a BA degree from the University of North Dakota and a MA from Angelo State University. He currently serves on the CHIME Board of Trustees. During 2014, he worked closely with CHIME management to create and initiate the Association for Executives in Healthcare Information Security (AEHIS). In March 2016, Finn was named to the Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force. This HHS task force was a requirement of Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2015 (CISA). In 2017, Finn joined the 405(d) Working Group under the auspices of the Office of the CIO at HHS.

He currently serves as EVP, Corporate Strategy at CynergisTek; HHS 405(d) Working Group Member.  Previously he served as HIT Officer, Symantec; VP/CIO and Privacy and Security Officer, Texas Children’s Hospital and Integrated Delivery System; Executive Vice President, Healthlink (formerly IMG). His Board experience also includes ISACA Professional Influence and Advocacy Committee member; Healthcare for the Homeless - Houston; and the  Patient Care Intervention Center.