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Jason Taule


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Jason Taule is a 30+ year information assurance and cybersecurity veteran who has worked in both the intelligence community and commercial sectors first consulting to Federal agencies and then serving as inside CISO and CPO both within Government and at large systems integrators like General Dynamics and CSC. 

Mr. Taule helped build the original DARPA CERT, helped develop the first computer security programs at the VA and NASA, and revised the Risk Assessment Methodology still used throughout the Federal Government.  Mr. Taule helped author the Maryland Data Privacy Law, led a multi-million-dollar global cyber security practice for a large international consulting firm, ran the team responsible for HIPAA complaint investigations for OCR for 3 years, and for the last 20 years has been a luminary in the US Health IT sector helping hundreds of systems earn their accreditations and avoid compromise.  Mr. Taule previously served as the inside CISO and VP of Standards for HITRUST, where he was responsible for developing and maintaining the Common Security Framework (CSF). 


Mr. Taule currently serves as the Cyber Advisory Council Chair and CISO-In-Residence, of the Maryland Innovation Center (MIC), an advanced business incubator helping companies in the greater Washington-Baltimore metroplex start and grow.  In this capacity, Mr. Taule oversees and directs the cyber activities in which the MIC engages.  This includes developing and providing assessment, training, and enhancement programs designed to help residents and affiliates understand, build, and maintain programs of cyber hygiene, developing content and cultivating partnerships and support services to recognize trends and respond to emerging threats, and serving in an CISO advisory capacity with respect to fulfilling customer assurance and regulatory mandates, meeting cyber requirements necessary to raise investment capital, and managing risk to achieve maximum exit valuation.


Mr. Taule holds a Master of Science in Information Technology Management from Johns Hopkins University and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the College of William and Mary.  Mr. Taule has earned numerous industry and professional certifications, is a graduate of the FBI Citizen’s Academy, is member of the Homeland Security Preparation and Response Team, serves on the Board of the Loyola Sellinger School of Business and the Howard County Economic Development Authority Technology Council, and is a founding member of and National Advisor to the CISO Executive Network.  Mr. Taule served on the DHHS/CMS Information Security and Privacy Workgroup, the FBI Cyber Health Work Group, the US Health IT Standards Committee’s Transport and Security Workgroup and was a White House invitee to the Security Policy Roundtable for the President’s Precision Medicine Initiative.

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