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The Chief Information Security Officer: Insights, tools and survival skills by Jake Kouns, Barry Kouns

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CHAPTER 1: THE NATURE OF THE CISO ROLE

Technology presumes there’s just one right way to do things and there never is.

Robert M. PirsigAmerican Writer and Philosopher

Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) are bombarded with new challenges every day. In fact, the challenges that demand the CISO’s daily focus change so fast it makes little sense to list them here since they will be replaced with others tomorrow. Instead, let’s take a look at the very nature of the role and why it may well be one of the most unique and challenging in organizations today.

Information security and the role of the CISO has for far too long been about implementing the latest security technology. Yes, technology plays a large role in businesses today, but identifying ...

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