Klein is MUSC's New Chief Information Security Officer

Contact: Heather Woolwine
843-792-7669
woolwinh@musc.edu
 
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.

About MUSC

Founded in 1824, the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) continues the tradition of excellence in education, research and patient care. MUSC educates and trains more than 3,000 students and nearly 800 residents in six colleges and has more than 17,000 employees. As the state’s only integrated academic health sciences center and largest non-federal employer in Charleston, the university and its affiliates have collective annual budgets in excess of $3.2 billion, with an annual economic impact of nearly $4 billion and annual research funding in excess of $284 million.

As the clinical health system of the Medical University of South Carolina, MUSC Health is dedicated to delivering the highest quality patient care available, while training generations of competent, compassionate health care providers to serve the people of South Carolina and beyond. Comprising some 1,600 beds, more than 100 outreach sites, the MUSC College of Medicine, the physicians’ practice plan, and nearly 275 telehealth locations, MUSC Health owns and operates eight hospitals situated in Charleston, Chester, Florence, Lancaster and Marion counties. In 2019, for the fifth consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report named MUSC Health the No. 1 hospital in South Carolina.