Leadership & Executive Communication , Training & Security Leadership

Profiles in Leadership: Rick Doten

Veteran CISO Discusses Vendor Management and Mentoring Next-Gen Leadership
Rick Doten, vice president, information security, Centene Corp.; CISO, Carolina Complete Health

As a veteran CISO and security leader, Rick Doten works on a wide array of issues - from developing secure applications for the cloud to carefully managing vendor relationships. At the same time, he's developing the next generation of cybersecurity leadership.

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

  • His current roles and responsibilities at Centene Corp. and Carolina Complete Health;
  • His top career accomplishments;
  • Developing the next generation of cybersecurity leaders and CISOs.

As vice president for information security at Centene Corp. and CISO of Carolina Complete Health, based in Charlotte, North Carolina, Doten supports both the North Carolina health plan and corporate Centene in a cybersecurity leadership role. He previously worked as a virtual CISO supporting international companies and developed the curriculum for a cybersecurity master’s degree program. Doten is a frequent speaker at cybersecurity conferences and is a member of The CyberWire Hash Table. He is part of the editorial panel of the Council on CyberSecurity Critical Security Controls and is the lead author of version 8, the newest version of the controls. He is also on the board of his local ISC2 chapter.

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About the Author

Scott Ferguson

Scott Ferguson

Former Managing Editor, GovInfoSecurity, ISMG

Ferguson was the managing editor for the GovInfoSecurity.com media website at Information Security Media Group. Before joining ISMG, he was editor-in-chief at eWEEK and director of audience development for InformationWeek. He's also written and edited for Light Reading, Security Now, Enterprise Cloud News, TU-Automotive, Dice Insights and DevOps.com.

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