3rd Party Risk Management , Business Continuity Management / Disaster Recovery , Cybercrime

Profiles in Leadership: Leon Ravenna, CISO, KAR Global

How to Take Down Traditional Silos and Turn 'Dr. No' Into 'Dr. Know'
Leon Ravenna, CISO, KAR Global; CyberEdBoard Executive Member

Leon Ravenna, CISO of KAR Global, starts each day on the job with the expectation that this could be his last. That's how urgent cybersecurity has become, and it's in part why he's driven to dispatch the image of the CISO as the bureaucratic "Dr. No."

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In an interview with Information Security Media Group as part of the CyberEdBoard's ongoing Profiles in Leadership series, Ravenna discusses:

  • How to achieve visibility - and then what to do with it;
  • Bridging the traditional gaps with IT, security and privacy;
  • The difference between "Dr. No" and "Dr. Know."

Ravenna is Chief Information Security Officer at KAR Global. He leads KAR’s efforts in global security strategy, execution, and privacy and compliance services for the company’s more than 17,500 employees. A seasoned CISO, he has extensive experience in regulatory, compliance and privacy, having managed ISO27001, HIPAA, SSAE-16, PCI and NIST system builds and audits - in addition to holding a PMP. He is one of a very small group worldwide to hold six major Global Privacy certifications, including CIPM, CIPP/C and CIPP/E, CIPP/G, CIPP/US, and FIP. He has more than 25 years of technology leadership experience in healthcare, financial services, and technology companies. He has also led nationwide support, web and CRM development efforts, data center builds and infrastructure for SaaS companies in the medical and financial space.

CyberEdBoard is the premier members-only community of executives and thought leaders in the fields of security and IT. Membership in Information Security Media Group’s CyberEdBoard provides executives with a powerful peer-driven collaborative ecosystem and library of resources to address complex challenges shared by CISOs and senior security leaders worldwide. Executive members use the CyberEdBoard engagement platform to further enhance their professional brands, create and exchange member-exclusive resources, obtain accredited education and content, contribute in the executive mentor marketplace and seamlessly connect with senior security peers and experts around the world.

Join the Community. The CyberEdBoard global community is accepting applications from qualified CISOs and senior security stakeholders. To submit your application for membership consideration, visit CyberEdBoard.io today.

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About the Author

Tom Field

Tom Field

Senior Vice President, Editorial, ISMG

Field is responsible for all of ISMG's 28 global media properties and its team of journalists. He also helped to develop and lead ISMG's award-winning summit series that has brought together security practitioners and industry influencers from around the world, as well as ISMG's series of exclusive executive roundtables.




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