Want to become a CISO?

Track: CISO
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Participants Jim Newman Jim Newman
Remote Participants Lubo Vikev Lubo Vikev

If you are interested in becoming a Chief Information Security Officer, keep reading and sign up for the Open Security Summit.

WHY

The CISO is responsible for the information security of an entire organization. He/she has to understand fully the enterprise vision and the strategies of the organization. And then take all the necessary steps to see the information assets and technologies properly protected.

What

A CISO has a strong understanding of how to design, implement, maintain, and enforce security.

He/she conducts risk assessment, mitigation, and risk avoidance, looks after the compliance side of the activities and, last but not least, oversees the enterprise and security architecture.

A CISO maintains the procedures and policies within the business, and plans actions to mitigate and recover from any security breaches.

Outcomes

A CISO has probably earned a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and often has a Master’s degree in security. Some will also have professional certification such as CISSP or CISM.

The previous experience of a CISO is hands-on with incident response, security remediation in case of a breach, break-in, or in some other kind of “hack attack.” He or she has worked through multiple regulatory or legal compliance scenarios, including security audits and investigations.

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