CHAPTER 7: CISO SURVIVAL

Learning is not compulsory … neither is survival.

W. Edwards Deming

Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) are bombarded with new challenges every day. In a single week, a CISO can be called upon to recommend security applications, build security awareness, be a risk manager, be a consultant to management, lead incident response, be an advocate for business innovation, be a strategic thinker, and establish and support top management security champions.

The role of CISO includes developing, articulating and delivering an IT security and risk management strategy that is aligned with business objectives. The scope of the role is wide and includes technology deployment, strategy and communications, risk management, security ...

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