Denise Anderson

Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center (H-ISAC)

Denise Anderson has over 25 years of executive management level experience in the private sector and is President of the National Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center (H-ISAC), a non-profit organization that is dedicated to protecting the health sector from physical and cyber attacks and incidents through dissemination of trusted and timely information. Previously, she was the second employee of the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) and in her role as Vice President helped to grow that organization over the course of her nine-year tenure. Denise currently serves as Chair of the National Council of ISACs and participates in a number of industry groups and initiatives. She was instrumental in implementing a Critical Infrastructure/Key Resource (CI/KR) industry initiative to establish a private sector liaison seat at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Infrastructure Coordinating Center (NICC) to enhance information sharing between the private sector, CI/KR community and the federal government and serves as one of the liaisons. She is a health sector representative to the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC) — a DHS-led coordinated cybersecurity watch and warning center. Denise was certified as an EMT (B), and Firefighter I/II and Instructor I/II in the state of Virginia for twenty years and was an Adjunct Instructor at the Fire and Rescue Academy in Fairfax County, Virginia for ten years. She is also certified under the National Incident Management System (NIMS). In addition, she has served on the Board and as Officer and President of an international credit association, and has spoken at events all over the globe. Denise holds a BA in English, magna cum laude, from Loyola Marymount University and an MBA in International Business from American University. She is a graduate of the Executive Leaders Program at the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security.