The responsibilities of CISOs vary by type and size of company. The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), typically is the most senior cybersecurity executive at a company. In some companies the title can vary with other common titles of Chief Information Technology Officer (CITO), Corporate Security Executive or Information Security Director.
Typically a CISO will look after security operations involving responsibilities spanning real-time analysis of threats, monitoring firewalls, entry points, databases and other internal environments. Chief Information Security Officers also have a responsibility for cyberrisk and cyber intelligence, data loss and fraud prevention, identity and access management & security architecture.
The CISO role has evolved from being focused solely on implementing and managing security control technology, to more of a consultative, business process, risk management professional. The CISO may also work alongside the CIO (chief information officer) to keep up-to-date with cybersecurity products and services.
Technology never stands still and is constantly changing. Keeping up-to-date with threats, vulnerabilities and the changing environment are key parts of the role. The CISO is tasked with anticipating new threats and actively working to prevent them from occurring. The CISO must work with other executives across different functions to ensure that security systems are working smoothly to reduce the organisation’s operational risks in the face of a security attack.
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