Profiles in Leadership: Donna Ross

This CISO Is Guided by Risk, Transparency and Being a Mentor
Donna Ross, CISO, Radian

Her title says "information security," but Radian CISO Donna Ross considers herself more of a security risk officer. It’s an important distinction that drives her approach to technology, leadership and communicating with senior leadership.

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

  • Her key accomplishments as a security and security risk leader;
  • Her passion for coaching and mentoring;
  • Why and how she values transparency in her leadership.

Ross was appointed senior vice president and CISO at Radian in July 2016 and then was appointed to her current position as executive vice president and CISO in August 2020. She has responsibility for Radian Mortgage and Real Estate Services. Ross is a senior security and compliance executive with over 20 years of diverse risk, compliance, cybersecurity, technology and operations experience within the manufacturing, insurance, banking, financial services, healthcare and retail sectors. Before joining Radian, she had senior level roles in security and compliance at Accolade, Corning Inc., GMAC, and Prudential.

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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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