The Chief Information Security Officer: Insights, tools and survival skills
Discover the skills you need to be a successful CISO in today's changing world
The role of the Chief Information Security Officer has evolved enormously in recent years in response to security threats and a challenging business environment. Instead of being primarily a master technician, today's CISO has to be a trusted advisor to senior management.
The Changing Role of the Information Security Officer
The CISO has overall responsibility for corporate security strategy, but today's CISO has to be in the business of managing information, not just securing it. The successful CISO needs to have excellent communication and presentation skills, and to demonstrate keen business acumen.
The serious and ever-changing nature of today's security threats demand a strategic-minded response, and a successful CISO will always be thinking about how to gain business objectives through enabling technology while properly managing risk.
This pocket guide emphasises the importance of a suitable information security management system (ISMS) and the risk management methodolgy that should be at its heart.Read this pocket guide and …
Today's CISO must be integrated into all aspects of the business and have a full understanding of its strategy and objectives.
A good risk management methodology must take into account the special information security needs of the company as well as legal and regulatory requirements.
The guide explains how to design and implement an ISMS that is appropriate for the organisation. It also describes the key management system processes that should be included in an ISMS.
Chief Information Security Officers are bombarded with huge challenges every day, from recommending security applications to strategic thinking and business innovation. This guide describes the hard and soft skills that a successful CISO requires: not just a good knowledge of information security, but also attributes such as flexibility and communication skills.
This guide explains the changing goals of an information security department … buy it now and learn the secrets of being a successful CISO!
Table of Contents
- Title Page
- Copyright Page
- Who Should Read this Book
- About the Author
- Chapter 1: The Nature of the CISO Role
- Chapter 2: The Traditional CISO Job Description
- Chapter 3: The Changing CISO Role
- Chapter 4: The New CISO’s Toolbox
- Chapter 5: Risk Management
- Chapter 6: The Information Security Management System
- Chapter 7: CISO Survival
- Chapter 8: Summary – You Become What You Think About
- ITG Resources
- Title: The Chief Information Security Officer: Insights, tools and survival skills
- Release date: May 2011
- Publisher(s): IT Governance Publishing
- ISBN: 9781849281966