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CISO Portfolio Management

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Aug 11, 2016.

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    Enterprise CISOs are in an unenviable position. Given today’s dangerous threat landscape and rapidly evolving IT initiatives, CISOs have a long list of tasks necessary for protecting sensitive data and IT assets. At the same time however, most organizations are operating with a shortage of skilled cybersecurity professionals. According to ESG research, 46% of organizations claim that they have a “problematic shortage” of cybersecurity skills in 2016 (note: I am an ESG employee).

    In the past, CISOs (and let’s face it, all cybersecurity professionals) were control freaks often suspicious of vendors and service providers. Faced with today’s overwhelming responsibilities however, many CISOs I’ve spoken with lately say they’ve changed their tunes and have adopted more of a portfolio management approach to their jobs.

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