Profiles in Leadership: Leon Ravenna, CISO, KAR GlobalHow to Take Down Traditional Silos and Turn 'Dr. No' Into 'Dr. Know'
Leon Ravenna, CISO of KAR Global, starts each day on the job with the expectation that this could be his last. That's how urgent cybersecurity has become, and it's in part why he's driven to dispatch the image of the CISO as the bureaucratic "Dr. No."
In an interview with Information Security Media Group as part of the CyberEdBoard's ongoing Profiles in Leadership series, Ravenna discusses:
- How to achieve visibility - and then what to do with it;
- Bridging the traditional gaps with IT, security and privacy;
- The difference between "Dr. No" and "Dr. Know."
Ravenna is Chief Information Security Officer at KAR Global. He leads KAR’s efforts in global security strategy, execution, and privacy and compliance services for the company’s more than 17,500 employees. A seasoned CISO, he has extensive experience in regulatory, compliance and privacy, having managed ISO27001, HIPAA, SSAE-16, PCI and NIST system builds and audits - in addition to holding a PMP. He is one of a very small group worldwide to hold six major Global Privacy certifications, including CIPM, CIPP/C and CIPP/E, CIPP/G, CIPP/US, and FIP. He has more than 25 years of technology leadership experience in healthcare, financial services, and technology companies. He has also led nationwide support, web and CRM development efforts, data center builds and infrastructure for SaaS companies in the medical and financial space.
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