The Evolving Role of the CISO

As the role of the CISO continues to evolve, and security itself continues to become a more critical and strategic function, many information security and risk executives are grappling with the realities they face, their own perception of their role, and becoming better aligned with the business

The role of the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) is clearly evolving. While many CISOs and other security executives responding to a recent survey view their role as “managerial,” most are also eager to pursue a more strategic role. They are striving to affect a change in company culture to become more innovative, especially when developing and implementing security programs.

IDG and BitSight recently conducted a survey of security executives across a variety of industries to determine the most pressing issues they’re facing; their goals, objectives, and priorities; the perceptions and realities of their role; their executive alliances; and their efforts to more closely align their role with business goals and objectives.

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The Evolving Role of the CISO