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IDG Contributor Network: How to not get fired as CISO

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Nov 5, 2015.

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    Lately I have seen a number of new CISOs let go after one year on the job. I became intrigued as to why we are seeing such a high failure rate for new CISOs.

    I started talking to other CISOs and recruiters that specialize with cybersecurity recruiting and we started to see a pattern. The CISOs were heavy with technology experience, did not align themselves with the business, were not prepared for the C-Suite, and were being recruited by other companies for better opportunity.

    To back this claim, a recent ThreatTrack survey stated that 75 percent of the executives in the C-Suite do not think the CISO should have a seat at the table. In addition, 28 percent of executives say a decision by their CISO has hurt their business’ bottom line, according to the 203 C-Level executives that were surveyed.

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