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Profiles in Leadership: Joshua Brown of H&R Block

Recently Appointed CISO Tackles Security Metrics, 'Zero Trust' and Inclusion
Joshua Brown, vice president and global CISO, H&R Block

Joshua Brown, who recently took over as global CISO for H&R Block, has started tackling issues ranging from creating metrics for the security team to deploying "zero trust." Brown is striving to create an inclusive team to reflect the firm's values.

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

  • His current roles and responsibilities at H&R Block;
  • His top career accomplishments;
  • Creating an inclusive workforce that reflects the values of the company.

Brown is vice president and global CISO of H&R Block. He leads the teams responsible for identifying, tracking and mitigating security risk, ultimately ensuring the company can move quickly and safely to innovate and fulfill its ambitious Block Horizons growth strategy. Prior to H&R Block, Brown worked for several different entities within the Omnicom Group of companies, where he established a global infrastructure team to drive technology and security throughout the organization.

About the Author

Scott Ferguson

Scott Ferguson

Former Managing Editor, GovInfoSecurity, ISMG

Ferguson was the managing editor for the GovInfoSecurity.com media website at Information Security Media Group. Before joining ISMG, he was editor-in-chief at eWEEK and director of audience development for InformationWeek. He's also written and edited for Light Reading, Security Now, Enterprise Cloud News, TU-Automotive, Dice Insights and DevOps.com.

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