Intelligent CISO Issue 53 - Page 42

CISOs should leverage their positions as risk managers to point out any and all instances where the delivery of agile IT has led to the abandonment of corporate governance .
To keep their employees and customers safe in the modern threat landscape , enterprises and their technology teams must recognise that robust security does not end with mere regulatory compliance .
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CISOs should leverage their positions as risk managers to point out any and all instances where the delivery of agile IT has led to the abandonment of corporate governance .

premises , uncontrolled third-party environments and employees ’ homes . When it comes to agile IT , carrying on as before is , to the CISO ’ s mindset , an accident waiting to happen .
The security leader must therefore frame a message that connects with other stakeholders and gets them thinking about risk at every step of their delivery cycle . While CIOs relent in the face of determined marketing managers and anxious boardroom executives , CISOs must be the voice of reason – equally passionate about the risks of ‘ transformation everywhere ’, from the helpdesk to the data centre . Agile IT ’ s heightened attraction in the Arab Gulf region as a means for companies to take their place in economic visions , make the CISO ’ s task all the more difficult , but given the UAE ’ s and Saudi Arabia ’ s recent battles with threat actors , agile IT must be implemented with due caution .
CISOs should leverage their positions as risk managers to point out any and all instances where the delivery of agile IT has led to the abandonment of corporate governance . They should

To keep their employees and customers safe in the modern threat landscape , enterprises and their technology teams must recognise that robust security does not end with mere regulatory compliance .

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