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Having ‘the ear of the CEO’ is key to battling cyberthreats

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    WASHINGTON -- When a cyberattack comes, organizations need to have in place a solid tech team that reaches to the highest levels of the enterprise, former FBI Director Robert Mueller cautioned at a recent government IT event.

    The potential for hacks and data breaches amounts to "an existential threat to the corporation, and there needs to be someone in charge," Mueller says, "someone who has the ear of the CEO."

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    "One of the most important hires [an organization will make] is the CISO," Mueller says.

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