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Why your company needs both a CIO and a CISO

Jonathan Hassell | Sept. 18, 2014
It's past time for all major companies – certainly in the Fortune 500, but the advice carries on down into even medium-sized organizations – to carve out a C-level role focusing solely on security.

With new regulations from payment card processing networks coming down the pipe in 2015, including a mass move to chip and PIN and signature processing, as well as the retirement of Windows XP, which many point of sale and financial appliance machines still run, there exists a perform storm of security deadlines and milestones ahead. Shoving all of these problems onto the plate of the CIO is just asking for trouble. A CISO, split off from the CIO role, is a wise investment for any company to make.

 

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