VP, Information Security and CISO
Rick is VP, Information Security at Centene Corporation, and CISO of Carolina Complete Health based in Charlotte, NC. Rick supports both the NC health plan and corporate Centene in a cybersecurity leadership role.
In his prior role, Rick worked as Virtual CISO supporting international companies. Rick also developed the curriculum for a Cybersecurity Master’s degree program for an International University.
Rick is an avid speaker at cybersecurity conferences, and is a member of The CyberWire Hashtable. He is part of the editorial panel of the Council on Cybersecurity Critical Security Controls, and is the lead author on the newest version 8 of the Controls. Rick is also on the Board of his local ISC2 chapter.
Rick ran ethical hacking, incident response and forensics, and risk management teams throughout his 25+ year cybersecurity career. Previously, Rick was cybersecurity practice lead for a private intelligence and security firm, was CISO for a multi-national US company, and has held positions as a Risk Management consultant at Gartner, Chief Scientist for Lockheed Martin’s Center for Cyber Security Innovation, and Managing Principal in the Professional Security Services practice at Verizon.