Articles tagged with: CISO

Five signs a virtual CISO makes sense for your organization

Five signs a virtual CISO makes sense for your organization


As today’s threat landscape continues to feature more sophisticated, well-funded, highly organized and increasingly complex cyber adversaries, defense and remediation strategies have become much more challenging. Protecting an enterprise and preparing for current and future threats requires a great deal of expertise, planning and timely and targeted actions.

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65% of stressed-out cybersecurity and IT workers are thinking about quitting

65% of stressed-out cybersecurity and IT workers are thinking about quitting

A recent report found that the average tenure of a chief information security officer (CISO) is only 18 to 24 months, citing constant stress and urgency of the job as the core reasons. For comparison, the average tenure of a chief financial officer is 6.2 years and the average tenure of a chief executive officer is 8.4 years.

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How to Properly Position the CISO for Success

How to Properly Position the CISO for Success

As I travel the U.S. and the world, I am frequently asked what the proper reporting structure is for the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). While it sounds cliché, the real answer is “it depends.” First, it is critical to understand the security goals for the organization and leadership’s perspective on security. Other factors such as company maturity, size, industry and the role you want the CISO to play should be considered. Only then can you determine if the CISO should report to the CEO, the CIO, the CRO, the CFO or some alternative reporting structure.

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5 Key Skills Every Incoming CISO Should Have

5 Key Skills Every Incoming CISO Should Have

CISO roles – both full-time and fractional – are on the rise. Their skills can help a growing organization enhance its security program, keep it on track, and guide in times of crisis and change. However, finding the right CISO can be tricky business, especially if this role is new to your organization. Here are the skills to look for when hiring your CISO.

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The Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CCISO) program

The Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CCISO) programCertified Chief Information Security Officer, CISO

The Certified CISO (CCISO) Program is an exclusive program designed to produce top-level information security leaders by focusing on both technical skills and information-security management strategies in accordance to the executive management’s goals. CCISO arms information security executives with the right weapons to prevent potential cyber-attacks from arising and harming an organization.

The Chief Information Security Officer. The New CFO of Information Security

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Traditionally, CPAs have considered the chief financial officer (CFO) as the guardian of a business’s organizational data. It was and remains the CFO’s responsibility to maintain a system of internal controls that provides reliance for the accuracy and integrity needed to prepare and attest to the financial statements. These statements and the accompanying opinion continue to be relied on by stakeholders when making financial decisions. The increasing use of rapidly developing technology, software obsolescence, and the change in user preference from desktop to mobile computing platforms have created the need for a new type of data guardian responsible for protecting all types of information in a digital world. The chief information security officer (CISO) is the person performing this role in many organizations and has become an important consideration for CPAs, both in traditional auditing and advisory services.

Top 10 CISO Benefits of Participating on Customer Advisory Boards

Top 10 CISO Benefits of Participating on Customer Advisory Boards

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In their perpetual battle against external cyber threats, understanding and addressing evolving regulations and gathering resources to meet escalating security demands, Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) are a busy, if not overburdened, bunch these days. And while focusing on their pressing jobs demands their full-time attention during the too-few hours of the day, there is one outside activity that does garner their precious attention: engaging with other CISOs. Indeed, CISOs are finding their best ally in meeting high demands is each other – to learn about new and emerging threats and best practices proven to defeat them.

IT job profile: So you want be a CISO

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Want be a CISO? Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) is a coveted position in many IT organizations. The high demand for qualified CISOs leads to tremendous competition for capable candidates and correspondingly high salaries. But what’s the real deal behind the scenes? Do you have what it takes to serve in a CISO role? If not, what qualifications do you need before you can join the information security big leagues?

Sitting in an organization’s senior-most security chair requires a unique mixture of professional experience and educational background. The CISO position is a career capstone for some and a way station to the CIO chair for others. Either way, arriving at this destination requires careful career planning. Most CISOs don’t get there by accident.