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IDG Contributor Network: When to throttle yourself as a new CISO

Discussion in 'CSO' started by RSS, Aug 26, 2015.

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    Recently, I was speaking with a new CISO for a casino property that came into an absolute mess of an environment with cybersecurity risk that was “off the charts” and “unmanageable.” While it is very tempting to come into a new company and be the superhero to fix many of the issues right away, this may look good in the C-Suite as it defines who you are in your first 90 days.

    All the indicators would show how a lot of work needs to be performed on short order and you would want to show leadership, motivation, and be known for being the person that “gets things done.” No CISO wants to be perceived as the last CISO that most likely did not work out or burned many bridges within the company.

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