Rick Chilton

Rick Chilton holds the executive position of Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina. Rick is an accomplished executive that builds responsive organizations that enhance customer experience while building process and technology that secures the enterprise. His extensive background offers C-level roles in enterprise information security, vulnerability assessment, risk management, security architecture, security engineering, infrastructure & operations, business continuity & disaster recovery, service management, and program delivery.
Rick has over 25 years of experience in technology. He is BCBSNC’s spokesperson for cybersecurity and interacts with customers, auditors, regulators, and government officials on a routine basis. Rick holds Certified in Risk Information Systems Control (CRISC) and Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certifications. Under Rick’s leadership, BCBSNC received the CSO50 award in 2015, 2017, and 2019 in recognition of security initiatives that provide outstanding business value and thought leadership. Rick was selected as the NC Technology Association’s 2018 CISO of the year.