The three types of CISO in today’s organizations
The future of the CISO
Many companies have taken the step of having the CISO report to the board. Regardless of the reporting chain, however, the nature of the CISO’s role is something that must evolve.
For a CISO, the ability to be in sync with the wider business, and to communicate effectively to it, is vital.
Broadly speaking we encounter three types of CISOs today:
The business CISO
The future of the role
Finally, we have the type that is arguably the most indicative of the future CISO role. These frequently arrive from the business side itself (whether they’re promoted internally or brought in from elsewhere), and view security as a factor inextricably connected to the wider strategic agenda. These tend to be the best equipped to communicate at board-level. If the business has already sought out this type of CISO, it is likely already addressing cybersecurity at the board level. A CIO that seeks out a CISO with this outlook can only strengthen their hand.
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