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

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CHAPTER 2: THE TRADITIONAL CISO JOB DESCRIPTION

Tradition becomes our security and when the mind is secure, it is in decay.

Jiddu KrishnamurtiIndian Philosopher

The position and title Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) refers to the individual in an organization with an exclusive information security focus. The CISO is the individual responsible for overseeing the overall corporate security strategy, security architecture and security function. The scope of the role traditionally covers all implemented security technologies and services, including security applications, perimeter defenses, physical and logical access control, and access management for all employees, contractors and visitors. As the company’s dedicated information security ...

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