Calling All CISOs: Speak the Language of Business

Calling All CISOs: Speak the Language of Business

As a business executive or board member, how do you feel when you are talking to your organization’s CISO? Do you feel like you are on the same page, speaking the same language? Or do you feel overwhelmed by jargon and techno-babble that requires an interpreter? If your answer is the latter, it’s not your fault. You shouldn’t have [...]

Cybersecurity And The New CISO: The Leadership Enigma


As chief cybersecurity advisor, I regularly receive requests from recruiters working in the field. Acknowledging the economic forces at play, I appreciate that global demand for cyber professionals exceeds supply. Add to this the increasing rate of organizational breaches and explosion in technology and online services, and it is easy to see why demand has [...]

What CISOs Can Do Today

What CISOs Can Do Today

In part three of our series, we laid out the five top priorities for CISOs as they shift their focus to the executive aspects of their roles and build out their teams. In this final part of our series, I join my colleagues Aileen Alexander from Korn Ferry and Paul Calatayud from Palo Alto Networks to look at those priorities [...]

Top 5 Priorities of the CISO of Tomorrow

Top 5 Priorities of the CISO of Tomorrow

As the role of the CISO continues to evolve, areas that were once the personal responsibility of the CISO will shift to other members of their team. What does that mean for the CISOs of tomorrow? How will how they shift their focus to the “executive” aspects of their roles and build out their teams? How will [...]

Archetypes of the Modern CISO

Archetypes of the Modern CISO

As described in part one of this series, the role of the modern CISO has changed significantly over the past few years. CISOs have higher visibility and accountability than ever before, which has moved them from back-of-the-house operations into a key public-facing role. This changing dynamic requires new attributes for successful CISOs in terms of competencies, experience, traits, and [...]