About Us

Fortified Health Security is a cybersecurity firm 100% focused on serving the healthcare market.

Our depth and breadth of services and our experienced staff effectively identify and assist in the management of cybersecurity risks by partnering with our clients to continuously increase their security posture. We help strengthen healthcare organizations’ overall security program by assessing risks, implementing safeguards to protect sensitive information and assisting with their compliance with state and federal regulations.

Our Mission

To empower every healthcare organization with the most effective solutions to mitigate cybersecurity and compliance risks.

Our Vision

To strengthen the cybersecurity posture of healthcare.

Our Values
Integrity
Innovation
Foresight
Commitment
Collaboration
Leadership

Meet the the Fortified team of healthcare and cybersecurity experts who are committed to partnering with you to usher you from compliance to confidence.

Dan L. Dodson
President
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Dan L. Dodson
President

Dan L. Dodson serves as President of Fortified Health Security where he brings over 10 years’ experience in the healthcare and insurance industries. During this time Dan has served as both an operational leader and sales leader. Dan’s specific focus has been in aligning organizational strengths with client needs through the execution of relevant go-to-market strategies and solution development.

Prior to joining Fortified, Dan served as Senior Vice President at Hooper Holmes, Inc. (AMEX: HH), a company serving the health and wellness and life insurance industry. Dan led sales and account management efforts for a $100+ million business unit. Dan, along with the executive team, crafted a new strategic plan which resulted in the company selling under-performing business lines and focusing on the growing health and wellness market. Prior to joining HH, Dan served as Global Healthcare Strategy Lead for Dell Services (formally Perot Systems), where he was responsible for strategy, business planning and M&A initiatives for the company’s healthcare services business unit. He helped develop market strategies for Dell’s health information exchange, informatics, community physician and electronic medical record services. He also led the development of the division’s Asia-Pacific strategy including joint venture business planning and Brazil and China market entry plans. Prior to joining Perot Systems, Dan held numerous positions within various healthcare organizations including Covenant Health System and The Parker Group.

Dan holds an M.B.A. in Health Organization Management and a B.S. in Accounting and Finance from Texas Tech University.  Dan currently serves on the Southern Methodist University Cyber Security Advisory Board.

Ryan Patrick
Vice President
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Ryan Patrick
Vice President

 

Ryan Patrick serves as a Vice President of Fortified Health Security where he focuses on increasing the secure posture of our clients through driving collaboration between our sales and operations team. With over 15 years of experience in all facets of security and information technology for both the public and private sectors, Ryan brings an innovative perspective in protecting information and organizational resources.

Prior to joining Fortified, Ryan served as the Deputy Chief Information Officer for the New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs and as a Director of a Security & Privacy healthcare IT consulting practice.

Ryan has worked in the information security office for organizations such as MetLife and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. In these positions he gained a wealth of experience conducting risk assessments and audits against HIPAA, ISO 27001, NIST 800-53 and PCI-DSS.

He currently holds an M.B.A. from Norwich University, the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification and is a HITRUST Common Security Framework (CSF) certified practitioner.

Ryan is also a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves serving on the Computer Network Defense team within the Special Operations Command where he has oversight of Network Defense strategy/operations and the Cyber Protection Teams. He is a combat veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom where he received a Bronze Star Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.

Jaime Reynolds
Senior Director, Sales
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Jaime Reynolds
Senior Director, Sales

Jaime Reynolds serves as the Sr. Director of Sales at Fortified Health Security, and brings a passion for healthcare IT, and a strong knowledge of the healthcare regulatory landscape, specifically around privacy and security requirements. In her role, Jaime is responsible for building the Fortified Health footprint throughout the United States through both direct and channel partner sales.

Prior to joining Fortified, Jaime served as Director, Client Development for a boutique healthcare IT firm, where she had specific responsibility to the Security, Privacy, and Compliance practice in the Northeast. Jaime spent nearly a decade in various roles at a global Business to Business events company, where she developed the healthcare vertical and built relationships with healthcare IT leaders, partners, and vendors around the globe. During her tenure Jaime ran C-level events, focus groups, and advisory boards in both the North America, and EMEA markets.

Jaime holds a B.A. in Psychology from Long Island University, C.W. Post and is an active HIMSS, and CHIME member.

Darrin Moran
Director of Services
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Darrin Moran
Director of Services

Darrin Moran serves as the Director of Services at Fortified Health Security where his primary focus is delivering and enhancing the world-class managed services Fortified is known for.  Drawing on 20 years of security and IT experience in both government and healthcare industries, his background and education as a Virtual Information Security Officer coupled with deep technical insights provide Darrin with the unique capability of being able to effectively translate security issues into business solutions.

Prior to joining Fortified, Darrin has served at the Director level for various IT and Security organizations within government and healthcare sectors that comply with such frameworks as FISMA, NIST, ISO, HIPAA, HITRUST and PCI.  His work in these areas has provided a wealth of experience, knowledge and business acumen that he applies regularly to increase the security posture of our clients.

Darrin currently holds a Master’s Degree in Secure Information Systems from George Mason University, a Bachelor’s Degree in Computing Engineering from The Ohio State University, is a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) and HealthCare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPP).

Ben Dyar
Virtual Information Security Program (VISP)
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Ben Dyar
Virtual Information Security Program (VISP)

Ben Dyar leads our Virtual Information Security Program (VISP) where he and his team are responsible for working with our VISP clients to increase their security posture over time. With over 20 years of experience in healthcare, security, and information technology for both the provider and payer landscapes, Ben brings a hands-on approach in partnering with his clients in the protection of their enterprise and patient data systems and is currently providing interim CISO duties for multi-hospital and business associate entities.

Prior to joining Fortified, Ben served as a Senior Consultant and HIPAA Compliance lead for Santa Rosa Consulting. He managed and delivered HIPAA Security Risk Analyses and Corrective Action Planning for Hospitals, IDNs, Business Associates, HIEs, and Big-Data Health Life Sciences. Ben executed against assessment frameworks to include HIPAA, ISO27001, SSAE 16, NIST 800-53, as well as providing assessment for Cyber Insurance requirements.

Ben currently holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a Certified Professional Electronic Health Records (CPEHR) certification for the management, security, and protection of electronic health records encompassing health reform initiatives, big data analytics, technical, semantic, and process interoperability, health information exchange, and quality data management.

Aaron Price
Solutions Architect
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Aaron Price
Solutions Architect

Aaron Price serves as a Solution Architect for Fortified Health Security and brings his deep passion for Cybersecurity, expert knowledge of network security controls, and nearly a decade of experience in Information Security Consulting, Security Architecture, and IT leadership specifically in the healthcare space. In his role, Aaron has responsibility for research and development for Penetration Testing, Data Loss Prevention, and SIEM managed services. In this capacity, Aaron also serves as a technical lead on the design and implementation of network security controls and technologies, such as intrusion management solutions, network access control (NAC), Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), and other related solutions, and he has been instrumental in growing the solution portfolio of Fortified and improving our clients’ overall security posture. Aaron has also obtained the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification.

Prior to his role as Solutions Manager, Aaron also served as Information Security Consultant at Fortified, where he successfully led numerous penetration testing engagements, SIEM deployments in diverse healthcare networks, and real-time threat monitoring solutions for managed security service clients. Before joining Fortified, Aaron as served as Director of Information Systems for a community-based hospital. Aaron is committed to helping our Healthcare clients navigate through challenges that present themselves along the path to security and compliance.

Who We Serve

Fortified Health Security partners with a wide range of healthcare organizations, serving both covered entities and business associates. Current clients include health systems, single hospital entities, physician practices, post-acute providers, payers and business associates.