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Carl Allen

Carl F. Allen

Title: Director of Information Systems Security

Company: Intermountain Healthcare

Location: Salt Lake City, UT


A professional with over 25 years in the IT and Information Security industries, Carl's experience includes working in the oil, banking and computer industries, IT security consulting, and then at Intermountain Healthcare.

While at Novell in the early 90’s he launched its Global Network Security Architecture industry effort, published the Novell Open Security Architecture, and advised Utah's Governor's Office in the formation of the Utah Digital Signature Act.

In 1995 he formed InfoCore, an association of industry IT security consultants that advised, managed, designed, developed, and implemented business information systems and IT security solutions for global corporations, government agencies, and industry associations.

In 2004 he joined Intermountain Healthcare as Manager of Corporate Information Systems Security and now he is Director Information Systems Security. The Information Systems Security department is responsible for designing, developing, implementing, and managing enterprise wide best practice security management, processes, services, and technologies for the 30,000+ employee organization.

He continues as an advisor in the Information Security industry as the Black Forest Group's North American Security Working Group Chair and as a member of the National Healthcare IT Summit Advisory Board.

He is a member of ISACA and has the CISM and CRISC professional certifications, and is also ITIL certified. He has an MBA from the University of Denver and Bachelor's degrees in Mathematics and Applied Physics from Weber State University.