When it comes to security, only perfect practice makes perfect. Still, many IT teams rush through the motions in a mad dash to show signs of progress.
Most executives recognize the growing threat posed by cyberattacks, but few are putting the security strategy in place to help keep information safe.
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.
Information security programs need to progress to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow, but it's not easy for leaders to overcome common barriers.
As cyberthreats grow in numbers and complexity, the future of cybersecurity increasingly depends on an open, trusting CISO-board relationship.
A smooth user experience leads to more secure systems and databases. CSOs should consult users directly to resolve issues related to the data they access.
IT managers must understand how initiatives related to the information security program affect the business side of the organization.
With 94 percent of CISOs worried about application security, it's worth asking: What makes the other 6 percent so confident?
In addition to responding to threats in progress, crisis leadership involves rehearsing various responses to prepare for a data breach.