Many organizations are changing the CISO reporting structure to reflect growing influence of IT over other departments and domains.
Shifts in the cybersecurity and business landscapes will introduce many additional changes to the ever-evolving role of the CISO in 2017.
Too much charisma can make for ineffective cybersecurity leadership. CISOs should encourage IT employees to challenge their policies and decision-making.
The top concerns for CISOs in 2017 involve aligning with business goals, addressing the IT skills gap and the increasing sophistication of cyberthreats.
Organizations can improve their ability to enforce security policies and better serve business initiatives by shuffling the security org chart.
The CISO should be the central figure responsible for defining an organization's information security strategic plan and aligning it with business goals.
Despite the rapid expansion of third-party risks, a recent survey revealed that many companies lack the cybersecurity leadership to respond effectively.
Secure by design requires IT teams to implement security functions into every phase of an application or platform's development.
When starting a new job, the CIO must become intimately knowledgeable about the data within his or her jurisdiction and develop strategies ahead of time.
IT decision-makers and executives must take a proactive approach to hiring in the face of a worldwide cybersecurity skills shortage.