About Kurt Long

Kurt is the Founder of FairWarning® and has been involved in patient privacy monitoring deployments with healthcare customers representing over 7,000 healthcare facilities & exchanges. Articles and work produced by Kurt have been published dozens of times in major information security & compliance publications, and he is frequently asked to testify or brief federal government officials on healthcare privacy. Kurt is a U.S. patent holder and has been involved in an advisory or founding role of several market-leading information security companies. Kurt holds a Master’s degree in Theoretical Mathematics from the University of South Florida. Kurt is also a champion for entrepreneurship with high school students and is the Co-founder of Next Generation Entrepreneurs with the Pinellas Education Foundation.

Escalated Threats Require Escalated Expertise and New Tools

In my previous blog post, I observed healthcare's vulnerability to advanced information security threats and cited highly reputable sources reporting that in 2015, over 1 in 3 United States citizens had their personal information breached through a medical or healthcare business.