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IDG Contributor Network: CISOs must quickly adapt to any situation

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Mar 8, 2016.

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    As most senior security executives know, the era of locked down static security no longer holds relevance in today’s networked world where increased connectivity and collaboration in the commercial space have superseded the need for tightly controlled security.

    This is not to say security is not looked upon with importance, it merely highlights the fact that the CISO’s job has gotten a lot more difficult, a fact exacerbated by mobile devices, Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) to work cultures, and third-party relationships. And there’s always the challenge of communicating security concerns to the rest of C-Suite, particularly, the CEO.

    The CISO must find harmony between not impeding business operations while implementing risk informed security strategies that protect the important information assets and accesses of his organization. Taken collectively, the enormity of these tasks summons the image of Sisyphus pushing a large boulder up the hill only to have it roll back before he reaches the summit.

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