Leadership & Executive Communication , Training & Security Leadership

Profiles in Leadership: Don Cox

Tackling the Hot Topic: To Whom Should the CISO Report?
Don Cox, CISO; executive board member, CyberEdBoard

He’s been a police officer, a special agent, a CIO and a CISO. Don Cox has some ideas about cybersecurity leadership and what the CISO reporting relationship should be, and he shares them in this interview.

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Cox, formerly the vice president and CISO of MEDNAX, is an executive board member with the CyberEdBoard global community. In this video interview with Information Security Media Group as part of the CyberEdBoard's ongoing Profiles in Leadership series, he discusses:

  • His unique path to the CISO role;
  • How to rationalize the technology stack;
  • The CISO reporting relationship.

Cox, who has over 30 years of experience in technology, is an accomplished CIO and CISO. His prior roles include CISO at MEDNAX, a physician-led healthcare organization based in Sunrise, Florida, where he was responsible for cyber operations and engineering, identity and access management, disaster recovery, business continuity planning and risk and compliance. Previously, he was the CIO at HHS SAMHSA, Philidor RX and NOVA Corp., where he served as the executive responsible for the management, implementation and usability of information and computer technologies. He was selected for the Peerlyst Community: 29 Highly Influential CISOs of 2020.

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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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