Rick Doten 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.
Among recent accomplishments, Rick worked as Virtual CISO supporting international companies, including developing and maturing the IT security program at a large Mexican conglomerate, international datacenter provider, and US sports league. Rick also developed the curriculum for a Cybersecurity Master’s degree program for Monterrey Tech University.
Rick has been cited in industry publications and on television commenting on issues relating to cybersecurity and risk management. He is a member of The CyberWire Hashtable, and on the editorial panel for the Council on Cybersecurity 20 Critical Security Controls, currently working on updating version 8 of the controls.
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 an intelligence and security firm Crumpton Group, was CISO of DMI, 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.