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BrandPost: Dividing the security pie: Who should get what?

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Jul 23, 2016.

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    In the 1980s and 1990s, organizations recognized that information was strategic to their operations and that they needed to put a Chief Information Officer in charge of IT. But in this era of cyberattacks, it's hard if not impossible to isolate IT from security. Quite often, however, the Chief Information Officer (CIO) - the Chief Security Officer (CSO) relationship has been a frosty one, marked by no small amount of tension and frequent turf battles.

    The origin of the friction centers on the fact that the dividing line between CIOs and CSOs is blurry. What’s more, not all CIOs are enamored of the idea that there ought to be an independent CSO function in the reporting structure. (Clearly, they’re still getting used to the concept; consider that only half of CIOs report that their organizations actually employ a CSO.)

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