Ever since the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) role was established in 1994, the position has been treated like the most onerous youngest sibling in the C-suite family. In the office, the CISO did not receive the same voice as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) or other executives. Often times, during board meetings, the CISO was not given a seat at the table and digital defense was not seen as very important to the company.
Now that CISOs have better access, directors and other C-suite members are more willing to realize that their domain is not a separate entity but needs to be part of the overall business plans. How did this change come about? How did the CISO get a seat at the table with the rest of the C-Suite? And what do you have to do to be successful there?
CISO brought to the top
Today, companies in various industries have suffered major data breaches or have been victims of …