Author - Dee Young

Dee Young is currently the Chief Information Security Officer for UNC Health system for the growing enterprise including 13+ hospitals an academic medical center and over 800+ clinics and physician practices, In this role, Dee leads the UNC Health Information Security teams responsible for cybersecurity technical operations, information security, security compliance, extensive research programs, and cyber risk management efforts that secure and protect information important to UNC Health staff, patients and partners, while ensuring the overall cyber resiliency of the system.

Young’s twenty plus years in leadership positions within security and technology across healthcare, academia, and industry. She has been a frequent speaker for cybersecurity topics including topics such as cyber incident response, mentoring, and Medical Device/IoT security.
She is an avid hiker, backpacker and loves scuba diving. As well as volunteers with mentoring organizations and nonprofit community organizations and boards.

Dee has held numerous technical certifications and currently is a CISM Certified Information Security Management Professional (CISM). She also has a MS in Organizational Management. Dee is also an active member and mentor within organizations such as AEHIS, CHIME, InfraGard, HIMMS, ISC2, ISSA, and ISACA She was named as a CHIME Healthcare Hero for her involvement and work to help cybersecurity COVID response.


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