Intelligent CISO Issue 40 - Page 65

By giving CISOs a seat at the table , enterprises will be able to move forward with digital change initiatives much more effectively and efficiently .
BUSINESS SURVEILLANCE
may throw their way . On the other hand , boards that lack the CISO perspective may fall into a sense of complacency and mistakenly believe they have all of their bases covered . Some boards have been thwarted from making important strategic decisions because they lack the background to understand the full extent of the doors that Digital Transformation opens .
So , how can businesses survive ?
Organisations need to make sure they ’ re looking at reducing the complexity of any digital initiatives they plan to embark on , as well as building security in from the start .
These two factors will make a business far more resilient , as well as allow for cost reduction and an optimisation of productivity . However , if businesses do not have an individual such as a CISO who has experience in these two things leading the charge , they ’ ll never fulfil their potential . way to do this is to give CISOs a seat at the table .
Pull up a chair
Nowadays , every company is becoming a technology company and it ’ s clear that Digital Transformation and having the latest technology and cybersecurity knowledge are both competitive advantages . Businesses who have not implemented Digital Transformation yet , and are simply waiting for the next crisis to hit before they make a change , are unlikely to survive that long .
CISOs can offer their expertise to highlight how changes to a company ’ s infrastructure can increase growth and reduce risk , what an organisation ’ s risk posture looks like ( including exposure from new initiatives and the relative impact of potential breach scenarios ), as well as what can be done to mitigate any risk the organisation is facing .
By giving CISOs a seat at the table , enterprises will be able to move forward with digital change initiatives much more effectively and efficiently , ensuring they are prepared for whatever the future
Undoubtedly , organisations who make room for a CISO on the board will have a competitive advantage over the rest . So , what are they waiting for ? u

By giving CISOs a seat at the table , enterprises will be able to move forward with digital change initiatives much more effectively and efficiently .

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