This week we’d like to introduce one of our newest team members, Greg Peebles, MS, CISSP, CISM, CEH, CGEIT, CRISC, CIPP/US, CISA, CIA, who began working with UofL Health in March 2022.
Greg serves as the associate vice president and chief information security officer for our organization, meaning he works to secure our health system data and protect systems that interact with data and patient information.
He considers himself a “lifelong learner” and finds a new challenge each day in Information Technology (IT). Greg enjoys working in a career that allows him to be a problem solver by creating a more efficient and effective business world.
In his technical training, Greg became a Certified Ethical Hacker, which is someone that intentionally hacks private systems to test their strength and security. He uses his training to keep people from stealing UofL Health’s sensitive data, such as social security numbers, credit card numbers and insurance information. He also has a focus on data integrity, which boils down to how much our team members trust the data we’re receiving from our data sources. For example, if you’re a second shift nurse coming in to check on patients, you want to trust what the first shift nurse denoted in Cerner.
Greg’s goal is to continue building the information security program to meet the needs of our ever-growing organization and allow secure growth and the introduction of new technology systems. His role requires him to unite the previous systems that make up the current UofL Health system and create one cohesive technology structure.
Greg was born and raised in the Bluegrass State and grew up playing baseball. He went on to play at the collegiate level at Thomas Moore College, where he played with the previous Atlanta Braves player, David Justice. With his history in athletics, Greg enjoys watching any and all sporting events but prefers to cheer for the Kentucky Wildcats and Cincinnati Bengals.
Greg and his wife have run a food pantry for over 20 years. With the impact of COVID-19 in 2020, they partnered with the Cincinnati Freestore to give out more than 100,000 pounds of food to those struggling with food and financial insecurity. With our world regaining stability, he is most excited to reestablish in-person connections and enjoy working in teams again.
If he could learn one skill instantly, he would learn a foreign language or learn a musical instrument. In the music world, Greg claims to be “stuck in the sixties” with a passion for classic rock. “Green Onions” by Booker T. and the MG’s is his all-time favorite jam!
If you see Greg out and about, be sure to say “hello” and ask about his three lovely grandchildren. He would love to get to know you!