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Protenus leadership to bring healthcare cybersecurity expertise to New America Foundation

Protenus Co-founder and President invited to New America’s 2017-18 cohort of fellows.

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Baltimore, MD – Protenus, the healthcare industry’s most robust, analytics-driven solution for detecting inappropriate activity in the electronic health record, is excited to announce that its Co-Founder and President, Robert Lord, has been selected as a New America Cybersecurity Policy Fellow for the 2017-2018 cohort. This fellowship brings together the world’s top cybersecurity leaders from private industry, academia, journalism, the public sector, and the military to envision and build the future of cybersecurity.

Lord’s efforts will focus on defining and shaping the program’s next-generation efforts in healthcare cybersecurity, leveraging New America’s global leadership in social policy, technology, security and innovation. Lord will focus on the intersection of artificial intelligence, healthcare and cybersecurity, and particularly on how to renew and invigorate trust in healthcare.

Specifically, Lord will examine the healthcare cybersecurity and privacy workforce of the future, how artificial intelligence can “bend the curve” in many of cybersecurity’s currently-manual challenges, and the implications of advanced analytics in healthcare for patients and health systems.

“New America is known for assembling its vast and interdisciplinary network of experts to see the world in entirely new ways,” said Lord. “I’m thrilled to contribute my perspective on behalf of the healthcare cybersecurity community, as well as learn how healthcare can benefit from the expertise of fellows from other industries. I am sure it will be a great opportunity to learn and grow for all of us.”

The fellowship builds on Lord’s recognized work in shaping and framing the modern healthcare cybersecurity market, and the evolution in the field catalyzed by his team’s work at Protenus, particularly in the privacy monitoring space, which has embraced the new paradigm represented by Protenus’ technology.

“Over the past three years, our Fellows have been central to our mission to bring new, fresh, and diverse issues and voices to the cybersecurity policy conversation. These fellows are already doing very remarkable work in areas as diverse as workforce development, healthcare, national security strategy, and secure incorporation of future technologies. The group of Fellows that we are introducing today builds on that tradition. We look forward to working with them and supporting their work” notes Ian Wallace, Co-Chair of the Cybersecurity Policy Fellows Program.

Lord is a sought-after speaker and commentator in the fields of artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, healthcare analytics, and data privacy. He has been invited to speak at premier industry conferences like the HIMSS17 National Conference, to brief at the U.S. Senate, and to provide insight to national, state, and local leaders on cybersecurity preparedness. His insights have been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Hill, Forbes, The Baltimore Sun, and a wide array of other publications.

Robert is a Fellow at the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology and teaches courses on entrepreneurship at Johns Hopkins. He has been named to the Baltimore Business Journal’s “Tech 10” and to Becker’s Hospital Review’s “Healthcare Entrepreneurs to Know.”

Before co-founding Protenus, Robert was an MD candidate at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Robert received his A.B. in Social Studies, magna cum laude, from Harvard University.

About Protenus

The Protenus healthcare compliance analytics platform uses artificial intelligence to audit every access to patient records for the nation’s leading health systems. Providing healthcare leaders full insight into how health data is being used, and alerting privacy, security and compliance teams to inappropriate activity, Protenus helps our partner hospitals make decisions about how to better protect their data, their patients, and their institutions. Learn more at and follow us on Twitter @Protenus.


Kira Caban,
Director of Public Relations

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