In December 2017 Egon Zehnder held a Cybersecurity Roundtable Discussion in Hong Kong, moderated by Richard Lin and Matthew Edwards, consultants in our Technology Officers and Fintech practices.
As cybersecurity risk management has emerged as a top strategic priority for companies across industries, the question of whom the CISO should report to has likewise risen in importance
In what we are calling the Cyber Century, the first signs of danger appear on a screen; a hack, a viral video, a tweet. Any of these can be the opening shot of a bruising battle that can quickly escalate to a crisis.
It should not be controversial to say that all organizations must be capable of some degree of innovation.
After transitioning from technical guru to core senior leader, the chief information security officer (CISO) role is evolving to embrace information risk, writes Egon Zehnder consultant Kal Bittianda in Security Roundtable.
Attracting and Retaining Top Cyber Security Talent
The combination of data ubiquity, decentralized control and sophisticated new underworld actors presents organizations with a perfect storm to be confronted by their information security leadership.
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.
To compete for the top cybersecurity jobs on a world stage, home-grown CISOs need to take a more international approach to professional development.
The role of the chief information security officer (CISO) has changed dramatically in the last decade. No longer merely a digital sheriff called on to protect the firm’s data valuables, the CISO is expected to act as a full strategic partner with the rest of the C-suite.