Stephen Gantz, DM, is Cognosante’s senior official overseeing corporate information security and privacy programs, and leading delivery of security-related services to customers across business units. Steve is responsible for building an accountable, security-conscious culture, and for protecting company and customer information assets and infrastructure with effective administrative, operational, and technical controls.
Steve is a recognized subject-matter expert on security and privacy, particularly in public sector organizations. He is a frequent speaker and published author on topics including risk management, information security, enterprise architecture, and health IT security and privacy issues. His books include FISMA and the Risk Management Framework (Syngress, 2012) and The Basics of IT Audit (Syngress, 2013). Steve’s 25-year career has encompassed support for federal government health IT programs at several agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services, including CMS, CDC, FDA, IHS, and ONC, as well as many state agencies. Since 2005, he also has taught information assurance as an adjunct professor at the Graduate School of the University of Maryland University College (UMUC).
Before joining Cognosante in 2011, Steve was the Chief Security Officer for Evolvent and also worked in several management roles at Vangent, with both positions focused on delivering professional services to federal government health agencies. He also worked as a solution architect for Software AG and for consulting firms including Roundarch, American Management Systems, and the Exeter Group.
Steve earned a doctorate in management from UMUC, a master’s degree in public policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and a bachelor’s degree in history and science, also from Harvard.