5 Most Desired Traits of a CISO

EC-Council Blog

Before now, the responsibility of guaranteeing that an organization’s technology was secure fell to the Chief Information Officer (CIO) or Chief Technology Officer (CTO). However, with the evolution of cybersecurity and the mounting value for security, most businesses now have the role assigned to an individual who reports back to the board.

More recently, it has become a standard practice for businesses, administrations, and non-profits organizations to have a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). The job description of a CISO has extended to include risks found in customer privacy, information security, and other organizational processes.

Combining the CISO function with the IT team is no longer a standard trend. It is even better to have a Certified Chief Information Security Officer (CCISO), as they can adequately balance...

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