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Profiles in Leadership: Jason Fruge

CISO of Rent-A-Center on Building Resiliency and Changing Security Mindsets
Jason Fruge, chief information security officer, Rent-A-Center, and CyberEdBoard executive member

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.

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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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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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