Peter Liebert has joined Cerner Government Services as vice president and chief information security officer and will be tasked with the information security strategy for the company’s federal programs.
In his role, Liebert will advance client-facing cyber strategy and deliver secure systems to enhance health care for veterans, service members and their beneficiaries. He will work closely with Don Kleoppel, Cerner corporate chief security officer, to help deliver cross-functional capabilities and compatibility across the Cerner Security program.
“Patient privacy and the secure exchange of health information are top priorities for Cerner,” said Travis Dalton, president of Cerner Government Services. “Peter’s extensive government and cyber security experience will ensure we meet the unique information security needs of our federal clients, and I am thrilled to welcome him to the team.”
A U.S. Navy veteran, Liebert’s previous roles include commander of cyber operations for the California State Guard; CISO and director of the Office of Information Security for the State of California; senior cyber policy and strategy analyst for U.S. Cyber Command; cybersecurity analyst in the Office of the Secretary of Defense; and Presidential Management Fellow for Chief of Naval Operations.
“For decades Cerner has been at the forefront of health IT innovation,” Liebert said. “I am ecstatic to join the Cerner team and help ensure the security of our Nation’s active duty and veteran data in the industry’s leading EHR platform.”
Liebert is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, has an MSc in International Security from Cranfield University, a Master of Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School, and a Master of Science in Cybersecurity from National Defense University.