Information Services & Technology

Information Security


Each day at Jefferson, data is generated, collected and stored every millisecond. This sensitive information consists of business and financial plans, research studies, trade secrets and other competitive intelligence, and patient and employee information. As this information is processed, warehoused and electronically transmitted across our internal networks, there is an obvious risk of unauthorized access and security breaches from careless internal errors or intentional external attacks. Jefferson’s challenge is to determine how best to protect this information.

Read more about our Information Risk Management efforts through our current news below or by navigating on the left hand side of this page.

Recent News

  • Wave 2: SSO Enrollment Fair Dates Scheduled In October
    Single Sign-On (SSO) is being implemented in preparation for the Epic Wave 2 Go-Live. All clinical users who have received their new Jefferson ID badges need to “enroll” them. To make the enrollment process more convenient, the SSO deployment team is hosting enrollment fairs at Jefferson’s Main Campus, as well as Methodist and Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience (JHN).

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  • Are you Cyber Savvy?
    In this age of the Internet, Cybercrime has become an epidemic. Criminal hackers target individuals, organizations, and governments for financial gain and bragging rights. Cyber criminals will try to take control of your computer by infecting it with viruses and malware, for the purpose of stealing your data, or to use your computer to launch attacks against other computers and networks. The IS&T Security team continues to spread awareness about being “cyber savvy.”

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  • Health Data Management: What Experts are Doing to Safeguard their Institutions' Data
    In June, Health Data Management hosted an executive roundtable to discuss how hospitals and other healthcare providers are coping with this threat. Moderated by HDM Editor-at-Large Elliot Kass, 10 industry executives participated in the roundtable. They included Robert Dalrymple, enterprise information security officer at Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health; John Donohue, associate CIO of technology and infrastructure at Penn Medicine; George Dunn, manager of IT security at South Nassau Communities Hospital; Arthur Harvey, vice president and CIO for Boston Medical; Kathy Hughes, vice president and chief information security officer for Northwell Health (formerly the North Shore–LIJ Health System); John Mertz, vice president and CIO at South Nassau Communities Hospital; Jamie Nelson, senior vice president and CIO at Hospital for Special Surgery; Scott Ruthe, vice president of network and security for CIOX Health; Daniel Sergile, director of security operations at CIOX Health, and Maria Suarez, chief information security officer for Hackensack University Medical Center.

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