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Watch out CISOs and CSOs: Chief risk officers may be gaining on you

Tim Greene | March 10, 2011
CSOs and CISOs may feel more pressure from a new breed of security professional - the chief information risk officer - now that the federal government has made risk management mandatory and spelled out in a new document just how risk ought to be assessed and dealt with.

For several years he advocated that aspiring risk officers get MBAs to prepare. Now he advocates that they spend time with product-management teams to better understand business processes, what the most valuable information is and where it might be vulnerable. "The question is, 'Do you add another chief?'" he says. "How many chiefs does it take to run a business?"


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