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The Chief Information Security Officer: Insights, tools and survival skills by Jake Kouns, Barry Kouns

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CHAPTER 3: THE CHANGING CISO ROLE

Security can only be achieved through constant change, through discarding old ideas that have outlived their usefulness and adapting others to current facts.

William O. DouglasUS Supreme Court Justice

The experience and skills that made yesterday’s Chief Information Security Officer successful will no longer meet today’s organizational needs. While still very much a technologist, today’s CISO must have excellent communication and presentation skills, be able to understand everything as a process and demonstrate keen business acumen. Today’s successful CISO will be able to relate the adoption of new technology with the legal, regulatory and business objectives in a way management can use when making decisions ...

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