Profiles in Leadership: Jason FrugeCISO of Rent-A-Center on Building Resiliency and Changing Security Mindsets
Once, in another role, Rent-A-Center CISO Jason Fruge was asked by senior management to develop a "security scorecard," but he resisted. What were his objections, and how did he address them? Fruge explains in this exclusive leadership discussion.
In an interview with Information Security Media Group as part of CyberEdBoard's ongoing Profiles in Leadership series, Fruge discusses:
- The challenge of influencing a change of mindset;
- His passion for enabling business resiliency;
- The value of communication and collaboration with peers.
As the current vice president and CISO for Rent-A-Center, one of the nation’s largest rent-to-own retailers operating in 2400 locations between their corporate and franchised owned stores, Fruge is responsible for providing leadership and information security advice, governance and subject-matter expertise to the company’s extensive global team of technical operations staff who administer critical distributed information systems. He has more than 20 years of information security and IT leadership experience, focusing on enterprise security management, regulatory compliance, information security program development and enterprise security technologies. Before Rent-A-Center, he was vice president of business application cybersecurity for Onapsis. Before that, he held vice president and CISO roles for Fossil Group, Signet Jewelers and Cerner Corp., and he was senior vice president and global information security officer for Citi.
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