A CISO’S JOURNEY TO IMPACT
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hief. Information. Security. Officer. The person
in charge of protecting an organization’s
information assets. The job title sounds so
simple, even straight forward, and once upon a time
it might have even been an accurate description of
It used to be enough to make sure all patches were
up to date, network firewalls were in place, intrusion
detection set-up, anti-virus installed, and everything
on the network properly configured, locked down,
Being a CISO was primarily technical in nature,
but times have changed. Realistically, the only
thing unchanged about the CISO job is the title.
Today, the responsibilities and skill-set required of a
contemporary CISO have become much broader, all
encompassing, and far more critical to the smooth
running of the business.
CISOs often require familiarity with new and highly
sophisticated technologies such as Software Defined
Networking, DevOps, Serverless, Containerization,
IoT, Virtualization, Machine Learning, and Next-Gen
everything in order to protect them.
Not to mention The Cloud and all of its many facets.
Then there is an ever expanding attack surface
created by an explosive number of new users, more
data, and more devices needing to be safeguarded.
The threats to the enterprise posed by organized
cyber-crime, nation-state actors, and even hacktivists
are very real and an ever present way of life –