Versant Health Names Auston Davis Chief Information Security Officer

Auston brings more than three decades of security experience to Versant Health

BALTIMORE, Maryland, June 29, 2022 – Versant Health, a leading national managed vision care company and wholly-owned subsidiary of MetLife, is proud to welcome Auston Davis as Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), effective June 27, 2022.

Auston has deep experience serving in information security leadership roles over the past three decades and understands the importance of IT security for any company, particularly health plans and managed care organizations. Most recently, Auston served as CISO at HeartFlow, where he led global security strategy and operations and drove risk management. Prior to this, he served as CISO at Stanford Children’s Health, Deputy CISO at Kaiser Permanente, and Director of Global Threat Response and Investigations for Symantec. Auston has extensive knowledge of strict regulatory requirements and how they impact security, plus a keen ability to creatively consider how IT security impacts all business functions.

“The wealth of knowledge Auston brings from his security sector experience is invaluable to Versant Health,” said Dan Dunkers, Versant Health’s Chief Information Officer. “We look forward to Auston driving critical projects and initiatives that enhance our company’s security practices and support a collective security-focused company culture.”

Auston is a 23-year veteran having served in the US Air Force and Air Force Reserves where he held multiple computer crime and security roles.

Auston holds a Masters in CIS-Cybersecurity from Boston University and currently teaches as an adjunct professor at San Jose State University in San Jose, CA.

About Versant Health

Versant Health, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of MetLife, Inc., is one of the nation’s leading administrators of managed vision care, serving more than 39 million of our clients’ members nationwide. Through our Davis Vision and Superior Vision independent provider networks, we help members access the wonders of sight through healthy eyes and vision. Administering vision and eye health solutions that range from access to routine vision benefits to medical management, Versant Health has unique visibility and scale across the total eye health spectrum. As a result, our clients’ members enjoy a seamless experience with access to one of the broadest provider networks in the industry and an exclusive frame collection. Commercial groups, employer plans, and health plans that serve government-sponsored programs such as Medicaid and Medicare are among our valued customers.

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