Spectacular recent developments in Artificial Intelligence (AI) are feeding many fantasies in the world of cybersecurity. Almost everything can be heard on the topic, from the looming obsolescence of even the best defence solutions to an open war between AIs developed by various tech powers – including states. It often feels very complicated for executives to prepare themselves for what’s ahead.
The situation the new CISO finds on arrival is often different to what they were expecting, but who’s to blame?
Cybersecurity needs to be at the heart of the digital transformation, but organisational models will have to evolve
Way beyond the justification of ad-hoc investments and pet-projects for the CISO, metrics have to be at the heart of the sound security practice, but they must be focused on tracking progress in time in support of a long-term transformative vision.
The CISO role has never been more important. The firms that fail at appointing a new CISO are those which rush and push an inexperienced techie in a poorly defined role. Positioning the role accurately in relation to the firm’s objectives around security, thinking it as a senior leadership role, and taking the time to find the right leader are the keys to long-term success.
Over the past several years, experts and policymakers have expressed increasing concerns about protecting ICT systems from cyber attacks — a deliberate attempt by unauthorized persons to access ICT systems, usually with...