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How and why to hire a CISO

Doug Drinkwater | June 6, 2017
If you haven't yet hired a chief information security officer, you're not alone. Here are the considerations for creating the position and making the hire.

Argyle adds that it’s essential to have a “clear set of roles and responsibilities. As soon as you land, set about understanding your scope and document a charter for your role and the function. This comes before your strategy. Without this, you'll not have a clear mandate and change won't happen.”

Service King’s Varghese adds that his experience has so far been “rewarding and fulfilling,” crediting the executive leadership. “Being Service King’s first CISO, you are walking into the situation with eyes wide open knowing several occasions exist to mature processes and policies and break preconceived notions on what the role represents. Most CSO/CISOs relish and seek out these opportunities, to mature a firm’s approach to security and build out a robust, IT risk management program.”

 

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