Rick Doten

Rick Doten
Centene
VP - Information Security; CISO, Carolina Complete Health

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.