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CISOs forced to adapt to pandemic and other geopolitical risks

Tech Republic

Mickey Meece

The global COVID-19 pandemic and new geopolitical risks are challenging chief information security officers and causing them to adapt their management to the current climate, according to a report released on Monday.

London-based ClubCISO, a global private members forum for information security leaders, surveyed 100 CISOs for its 2020 Information Security Maturity Report and identified cyber resilience, security culture, and cloud security to be three hot topics, according to a press release. The report found that 39% of CISOs had implemented a strategic security-operating model to embed security awareness within the culture, and 43% said they had one in development, the nonprofit group said. In a statement, Jessica Barker, chair of ClubCISO, said the report, the group's largest research effort to date, "highlights how a robust and resilient security culture is now more important than ever as businesses combat unknown threats in the wake of the pandemic." In the report, CISOs said more employees were falling for...

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