CISO, Premise Health

Joey Johnson is Chief Information Security Officer at Premise Health, the nation’s leading provider of employer sponsored health and wellness centers for employees with nearly 600 facilities across America. Joey is responsible for leading all organizational efforts related to security operations and engineering, security monitoring and incident response, information technology and security compliance, identity access management, policy development, security audit, third party risk management, and physical security to meet challenging security and compliance demands. In his eight years with Premise Health, Joey has been instrumental in implementing a proactive security and risk management environment focused business alignment, organizational risk awareness, and positioning security as a business enabler that is transformative in the healthcare industry.

Prior to joining Premise Health, Joey was the Chief Security Officer for the United States Department of Commerce, Office of Computer Services. He has over 18 years of experience in the cyber-security industry including leadership roles in both the public and private sectors, with a focus on organizations in the federal government, defense, information technology, healthcare, and transportation industries.  

Outside of Premise Health, Joey maintains an active leadership presence in both the healthcare and legal cyber-security industries participating in numerous steering and advisory committees with the Healthcare Information Sharing & Analysis Center (H-ISAC), various threat intelligence and sharing groups, security news groups, and private/public sector partnerships. He serves on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Law and Cyberwarfare helping to shape the future national and international regulatory landscape around cybersecurity, and also works as an advisor and lecturer for the UCLA post-graduate Global Cyber Institute program. Joey additionally works as an advisor and board member with various cyber security product & technology investment organizations, internationally renowned university law schools, as well as frequently serving as a keynote speaker at numerous security and regulatory industry events.

In 2016 Joey was recognized as the Nashville CISO of the by the Nashville Technology Council, followed by being recognized the 2017 Southeast US Security Executive of the Year, and finalist for the North America Security Executive of the Year. The Premise Health security operations team was recently recognized by CSO Magazine as winner of the 2018 CSO50 awards for having one of the top fifty national cybersecurity projects for the year.