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Profiles in Leadership: Dennis Leber

UT Health Science Center CISO/CTO: 'Buzzword Mentality' Is Biggest Security Threat
Dennis E. Leber, Ph.D., CISO/CTO, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Dennis Leber, CISO and CTO at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, says cybersecurity is not just a profession - it's a lifestyle. And as he leads this life, he finds one of today's biggest cybersecurity threats is not ransomware or IP theft - it's "the buzzword mentality."

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

  • Why people are his biggest challenge;
  • The threat posed by "the buzzword mentality";
  • How he creates and fosters work/life balance.

Leber is the chief information security officer and chief technology officer at The University of Tennessee Health and Science Center - UTHSC. He started his information security career in the military and has worked in the automotive, healthcare, federal government, and finance industries as an information security leader.

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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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