Todd Fitzgerald, CISSP, CISA, CISM, ISO27000, CGEIT, PMP, HITRUST, and ITILV3 certified, is responsible for external audit technical compliance for National Government Services (NGS), Milwaukee, WI, one of the largest processors of Medicare claims and a subsidiary of WellPoint, Inc., the nation's leading health benefits company, serving 1 out of 9 Americans. Fitzgerald has initiated, developed, and led information security programs as the Information Security Officer for several companies. Fitzgerald served as the chair/co-chair for the 2011/2010 ISACA North America and Europe Information Security & Risk Management conferences.
Fitzgerald coauthored, with Micki Krause, the 2008 (ISC)2 Press book titled CISO Leadership: Essential Principles for Success. Fitzgerald has authored articles on information security for the 2007 Official (ISC)2 Guide to the CISSP Exam, The Information Security Handbook Series (2003-2012), The HIPAA Program Reference Book, Managing an Information Security and Privacy Awareness and Training Program, CISM Review Manual, and several other security-related publications. He is also a member of the editorial board for (ISC)2 Journal/Information Systems Security Magazine. Fitzgerald is frequently called upon to present at international, national, and local conferences for Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), Computer Security Institute (CSI), Information Systems Security Association (ISSA), Management Information Systems Training Institute (MISTI), COSAC, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) systems security officer community. He also serves on the board of directors for the HIPAA Collaborative of Wisconsin and several other industry groups. Fitzgerald has received several awards including a Midwest Information Security Executive of the Year Award Finalist award and Health Ethics Trust HIPAA Implementation Award.
Fitzgerald has 32 years of information technology experience, including 20 years of management and the past 13 years focused solely on information security. Prior to joining NGS, he held various broad-based senior information technology management positions for Fortune 500 organizations, including American Airlines, IMS Health, Zeneca (subsidiary of AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals), and Syngenta, as well as prior positions with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wisconsin.
Fitzgerald holds a BS in business administration from the University of Wisconsin-Lacrosse, serves as an advisor to the College of Business Administration, as well as an advisor to the Milwaukee Area Technical College information security program. He also earned an MBA with highest honors from Oklahoma State University.
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