New Executive to Scale Security Operations and Extend Leadership in Healthcare Market


Carlsbad, CA – October 17, 2018 – Proficio, an award-winning managed security services provider (MSSP) delivering managed detection and response (MDR), today announced the appointment of Dickon Smart-Gill as global CIO/CISO and SVP of Healthcare Security Services. Dickon will provide leadership to scale Proficio’s service delivery platforms and head strategic initiatives to extend the company’s success in the healthcare industry.


Dickon has more than twenty years of wide-ranging experience in healthcare IT and is a CHIME Certified Healthcare Chief Information Officer. Prior to joining Proficio, Dickon was the Corporate CIO of Bumrungrad International, a hospital group located in Southeast Asia with a flagship 580 bed hospital in Bangkok. He also cofounded a technology consulting group and ERP/EMR software company which was sold to Microsoft. While at Microsoft, he specialized in architecting healthcare information solutions that interacted with data systems and medical devices. Dickon is a frequent speaker at industry events such as HIMSS.


“We are excited to have Dickon join our leadership team,” said Tim McElwee, Co-CEO and Chairman at Proficio. “Dickon brings a wealth of experience and expertise to our team as Proficio continues to scale and innovate our service delivery platforms and operations. With a deep understanding of the challenges facing the healthcare industry, Dickon is uniquely qualified to further Proficio’s success in healthcare and other industries.”


“I have observed Proficio’s growth and exceptional execution first hand and now I am thrilled to join such a forward-thinking and innovative company,” said Dickon. “Proficio’s broad client base and industry-recognized managed security services are best-in-class and the road ahead is exciting and full of opportunities. I look forward to playing a strategic role in advancing the company’s commitment to the healthcare industry and expanding our global business.”


Proficio will be participating in the CHIME and AEHIS Fall Summit this month and exhibiting at HIMSS19. For more information about Proficio’s managed security services for the healthcare industry, please visit our website.


About Proficio
Founded in 2010, Proficio is an award-winning managed security services provider (MSSP) offering a full range of cybersecurity services including managed detection and response (MDR), 24/7 monitoring and alerting, advanced threat detection and incident response orchestration through global security operations centers in San Diego, Barcelona and Singapore. Proficio’s innovative approach to managed cybersecurity services uses proprietary processes, experienced security analysts, and the industry’s most advanced technologies to help organizations defend against advanced threats.


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