Melissa is a Director in Focal Point’s Cyber Risk Advisory Practice with extensive experience in information security and healthcare regulatory compliance. Her expertise includes information security assessments, security program strategy and design, and privacy and compliance, with a strong background in HIPAA, NIST SP 800-53, 800-30, 800-66, NIST CSF, and ISO 27001/27002. Melissa has vast experience leading, coordinating and delivering Cyber engagements across several industries. As a former interim CISO at a large healthcare institution, she leverages her understanding of the business aspects of security to streamline processes and assist clients with their transition from assessments to programmatic remediation initiatives.
Prior to joining Focal Point, Melissa worked in KPMG’s Cyber practice where she held many responsibilities, most notably as one of three National Quality Directors for Healthcare Security and engagement lead with responsibility for planning, execution, and delivery of healthcare cyber focused security engagements.