Governance & Risk Management , Leadership & Executive Communication , Training & Security Leadership

Profiles in Leadership: Nicki Doble

CIO and CISO on Why Diversity Is Important in Security Teams
Nicki Doble, group CIO and CISO, Cover-More Group

For Nicki Doble, group CIO and CISO at Cover-More Group - an Australian travel insurance company and part of the Zurich Insurance Group - the top priority is global security and privacy standardization across the organization.

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"It is important that one particular region does not get behind because we can't afford that," she says. Doble truly believes that cybersecurity is a strategic function and should be looked at as a way to make competitive difference for both B2B and B2C organizations.

In a video interview with Information Security Media Group as part of its RSA Conference 2021 coverage and as part of its as part of CyberEdBoard's ongoing Profiles in Leadership series, Doble discusses:

  • Her key career milestones in cybersecurity;
  • How to democratize security;
  • Key challenges in her role as CIO and CISO.

Doble is group CIO and CISO at Cover-More Group. She is a C-Suite business technology executive with over 16 years of experience in insurance IT transformations and turnarounds. Doble specializes in creating cultures that enable change to flourish and has proven experience in strategy creation and execution delivered internationally.

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About the Author

Varun Haran

Varun Haran

Managing Director, Asia & Middle East, ISMG

Haran has been a technology journalist in the Indian market for over six years, covering the enterprise technology segment and specializing in information security. He has driven multiple industry events such as the India Computer Security Conferences (ICSC) and the first edition of the Ground Zero Summit 2013 during his stint at UBM. Prior to joining ISMG, Haran was first a reporter with TechTarget writing for SearchSecurity and SearchCIO; and later, correspondent with InformationWeek, where he covered enterprise technology-related topics for the CIO and IT practitioner.

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