Rapid advancements in technology resulting in our entire modern way of life comes with attendant issues and risks, such as cybercrime. No single entity – whether they be nations, corporations or individuals – is immune.
The role of the chief information security offi cer (CISO) has changed dramatically in the last decade. No longer merely a digital sheriff called on to protect the fi rm’s data valuables, the CISO is expected to act as a full strategic partner with the rest of the C-suite.
With the ongoing drumbeat of security breaches at corporations and other institutions, it shouldn’t be surprising that the job of chief information security officer is considered one of the toughest slots on the organizational chart.
In February 2015, President Obama, speaking at a White House Summit on cybersecurity and consumer protection, declared that the Internet has become a sort of Wild West, where private corporations are prime targets of hackers and cyber criminals.