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CISO Dojo Podcast

Mar 27, 2021

Gordon Rudd joins us for this week's episode of the podcast.

Gordon Rudd is a former CISO, executive coach, author, keynote speaker, and teacher with Stone Creek Coaching. Gordon founded the CISO Mentoring Project in 2012 and is an engaged mentor to many aspiring and active CISOs around the world. He founded Stone Creek Coaching in 2019 to help create world-class, cybersecurity leaders. Gordon is a regular instructor with (ISC)2 an international, nonprofit association for information security leaders, creating educational videos, leading educational events, and creating content for their members.

Gordon served as the thought leader in residence for Venminder utilizing his 40+ years of third-party risk management, information technology, information security, third-party risk management and GRC (Governance, Risk Management and Compliance) program development experience. Gordon worked with clients as a third-party risk management and cybersecurity subject matter expert in residence.

Gordon began his cybersecurity career while working as a contractor for the defense industrial base in America.  He was instrumental in the formation of the cybersecurity program for a Fortune 50 oil and gas company. Gordon has consulted with some of the world’s largest financial services organizations on cybersecurity and business continuity management preparedness. He has created dozens of business continuity plans for organizations in manufacturing, oil & gas, health care and banking.  He joined Venminder from RCB Bank where he held the position of Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). Gordon implemented and managed both their cybersecurity program and third-party risk management program, including managing internal audits, external audits, and regulatory examinations.  

Gordon is a recognized cybersecurity expert, and is frequently sought to speak at industry events on information security, GRC and enterprise risk management. Gordon received his B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Oklahoma and an M.B.A. from West Texas A&M University.

Gordon was instrumental in my transition from security technologist to security leader and it would have been a rough journey without his coaching, guidance, and mentoring. You can find Gordon online at