Governance & Risk Management , Leadership & Executive Communication , Privacy

Profiles in Leadership: John Rouffas

Cyber, Risk, Privacy - How the CISO of intelliflo Manages Them All at Once
John Rouffas, chief information security officer, intelliflo, and CyberEdBoard executive member

In his role as CISO of intelliflo, veteran leader John Rouffas manages cybersecurity, risk and privacy - all in one role. And in doing so, he says, "I like to fly by the seat of my pants a bit." He explains his unique approach to leadership and mentoring.

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

  • How Rouffas manages cyber, risk and privacy combined;
  • The impact of the Russia-Ukraine war on his team;
  • His passion for mentoring.

Rouffas has been part of the security industry for over 30 years and has had many roles from technical through to leadership and management. He is regarded as a leader in operational technology and log analysis techniques and is highly regarded in North America for his work in securing OT technologies within IT environments. He has worked on securing American power stations, supported law enforcement agencies in several cyber investigations and provided logging solutions to American government organizations at a time when Security Operations Centers did not exist as a concept and products such as ArcSight and Splunk did not exist. Having started on RACF and ACF2 engineering on mainframes, he is now a valued CISO who has build a security capability for several fintech organizations, including his current employer, intelliflo.

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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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