Chief Security Officers (CSOs) are charged with protecting an organization’s assets and people. Like all corporate functions, the design of this department will vary greatly depending upon the organization. However, the process by which a program is designed, measured and evaluated has some consistent principles across different industries. This series explores how to make your physical security program more strategic, and how to secure funding for this objective.
Studies and surveys consistently show that cybersecurity and data protection is one of the top five concerns of internal auditors, who worry that their organizations lack the internal resources to deal with security risks. On January 1, 2020, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) became effective, requiring new data privacy measures at most US organizations. Yet it is estimated that less than 10 percent are fully prepared for compliance with CCPA. Unfortunately, in this case, ignorance is not bliss and may result in hefty fines.
The concept of hacking as a viable career has become a reality, with 18% of survey respondents describing themselves as full-time hackers, searching for vulnerabilities and making the internet safer for everyone.
Michael S. Oberlaender, a CISO and CSO, author and subject matter expert who has worked in global executive level security roles and in IT both in the U.S. and EU for more than 25 years, has released a new book on CISO leadership.
Cybersecurity teams continue to struggle with hiring and retention, and very little improvement has been achieved in these areas since last year, according to new global research from ISACA that identifies current workforce challenges and trends in the cybersecurity field.