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.
There’s a C- on your report card, but you’re not alone: The 2017 Global Cybersecurity Assurance Report Card found that the world’s information security practitioners gave global cybersecurity readiness an overall score of 70 percent – a six-point drop over 2016.
There have been volumes written about the role of the CSO and how to gain a seat at the table in the C-suite. A relatively small number of CSOs have been able to convince their management that the CISO should be under their purview, citing the inherent mission conflicts that exist when the CISO reports to the CIO.
It’s the time of year, after all, when extended families gather to celebrate the season with warm embraces and holiday cheer – up until the moment when we realize that, while we love each other, we don’t really enjoy being in the same room together for very long.
Private industries need to join the fight against terrorist ideologies, says Financial Integrity Network Chairman Juan Zarate. Read how in the July edition of Security magazine. This issue also includes guidance about CSO compensation and salary, banking security, emergency notifications and more.