Klein is MUSC's New Chief Information Security Officer

Contact: Heather Woolwine
Feb. 3, 2017
CHARLESTON – Matt Klein has joined MUSC as the new chief information security officer for Information Solutions. He brings 20 years of experience to the organization, having served as an IT and Information Security professional, and as a leader covering operations, and architecture for areas that include end-user support, and data centers.

Holding the industry standard CISSP certification, Klein has developed leadership skills specifically in areas of network security, vulnerability management, and application security.

Prior to MUSC, Matt spent 10 years working for Anthem, Inc., a Fortune 33 company and the nation's leading health benefits provider, where he led Information Security strategic projects and teams. During 2015 and 2016, Klein’s focus was responding to a data breach that Anthem suffered in late January 2015. His initial role was to help lead the reaction to the incident and minimize the impact of the breach. His role quickly turned to one of strategy regarding the development of a massive breach response project plan and he was directly responsible for building and developing a new strategy and solution delivery area to foster accelerated delivery of technology and services investments. His leadership played a significant part in making Anthem’s Information Security program a leader in the health care payer space. Perennially recognized as a top-talent at Anthem, he was accepted into and successfully completed the Anthem Winning Leader Development program.

A native of Philadelphia, he received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from La Salle University. Klein resides in Mount Pleasant with his spouse and two children, who keep him active with coaching youth sports and other extracurricular activities.

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Founded in 1824 in Charleston, MUSC is the oldest medical school in the South, as well as the state’s only integrated, academic health sciences center with a unique charge to serve the state through education, research and patient care. Each year, MUSC educates and trains more than 3,000 students and more than 850 residents in six colleges: Dental Medicine, Graduate Studies, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. The state’s leader in obtaining biomedical research funds, in fiscal year 2019, MUSC set a new high, bringing in more than $284 million. Find out more about our academic programs.

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