For an organization's security program to thrive, the CISO and CIO must be on the same page when it comes to implementations and budgetary concerns.
Hiring a CISO is more about finding gaps, committing to new ideas and bringing those ideas to life than it is about finding the right person for the job.
Insights into the psychology of security can help IT professionals get executives and employees on board with security initiatives and best practices.
The next-generation CISO must take charge of board meetings to spread awareness among executives of the crucial link between security and business goals.
Security leaders must communicate effectively with executives and monitor users for signs that the organization is about to suffer a security breach.
"Take Back Control of Your Cybersecurity Now," the new e-book by Paul Ferrillo and Chris Veltsos, is an invaluable resource for nontechnical professionals.
IT professionals must consider the motivations and concerns of senior management when communicating about security issues and refrain from using jargon.
Given the growing number of compliance requirements and advanced threats security leaders must deal with, CISO complexity is at an all-time high.
A good security strategy must constantly evolve and adapt to current threats, new protective tools and burgeoning vulnerabilities.
As digital trust diplomats, CISOs must be tactful in their negotiations and should able to influence colleagues and superiors.