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Profiles in Leadership: Mark Eggleston

Why CISOs Need More Focus on Mental Health, Mentoring, Third-Party Risk Management
Mark Eggleston, vice president, chief security and privacy officer, Health Partners Plans

Yes, a CISO must be technologist and a business risk leader. But more than ever, one also must be a bit of a counselor, says Mark Eggleston, chief information security and privacy officer of Health Partners Plans, who puts mental health support atop his own list of key responsibilities.

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Eggleston is also a founding chair adviser for 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:

  • The CISO's role and responsibilities;
  • The importance of openly discussing mental health issues;
  • Key do’s and don’ts of third-party vendor risk management.

At Health Partners Plans, a Philadelphia-based health insurance company, Eggleston leads the maturation of various security technologies and privacy initiatives and manages a business continuity and disaster recovery program.

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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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