Business Continuity Management / Disaster Recovery , COVID-19 , Critical Infrastructure Security

Profiles in Leadership: Rob Hornbuckle, CISO, Allegiant

Beyond Security, More Than Business: Where is CISO Role Headed?
Rob Hornbuckle, CISO, Allegiant Airlines

The threat landscape has grown, and the airlines industry in particular has been challenged. As a result, Rob Hornbuckle, CISO of Allegiant Airlines, sees his role differently: It's beyond security and it's about more than just the business. Where is the role going, and how does one grow with it?

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In a video interview with Information Security Media Group as part of the CyberEdBoard’s ongoing Profiles in Leadership series, Hornbuckle discusses:

  • His top challenges today;
  • The evolution of the CISO role and where he believes it's headed;
  • Team recruitment and retention in challenging times.

Hornbuckle is a results-oriented strategic technology leader currently serving as the CISO for Allegiant Airlines. He is responsible for all aspects of information security, risk, compliance and privacy for the leading ultra-low-cost airline in the United States. Prior to Allegiant Airlines, he served as the interim CISO for United Technologies Aerospace Systems, a leading airplane parts manufacturer for both the private and government sectors, and as CISO for Arby’s Restaurant Group, a leading international fast-food chain. With over 17 years of security experience, he also has experience in the telecommunications, fintech, business-to-business and healthcare sectors. Multi-industry experience allows him to develop innovative solutions to complex business challenges, positioning him as a trusted adviser among senior leadership.


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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