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The CIO view of where the CISO fits in the corporate hierarchy

Posted by Kevin on June 30, 2015

So here’s the problem: the majority of CISOs report to the CIO; and the majority of those that do, wish they didn’t. They have two primary arguments: firstly that they require complete control over their own budget and that it should not be part of the IT budget; and secondly that there is a potential […]

CISO Speaking Business’ Language – don’t become a headless messenger

Posted by Kevin on June 10, 2015

Business and Security are two separate breeds, divided by motivations, methods and above all, language. But while Business does not need Security to do its job, Security cannot function without Business support. For this reason alone, it is Security that must master the foreign language. An essential part of a CISO’s job is to explain […]

IAM: Proprietary Vs Cloud

Posted by Kevin on June 1, 2015

Wisegate will shortly publish the results of a survey into the current state of Identity and Access Management (IAM) maturity within business. Almost 150 CISOs took part. What we’re going to look at today is attitudes towards identity and the cloud. Surprisingly perhaps, use of the cloud to store and provision user credentials is still […]

Where the CISO Fits in the Corporate Hierarchy

Posted by Kevin on April 13, 2015

The optimum position of the Chief Information Security Officer within the corporate hierarchy has been debated for years; and it’s not likely be settled soon. Historically – and there’s a lot of logic to this – it belongs within and has emerged from IT. We still more often than not define the subject as IT […]

Coming soon: Insights into the world of CISOs

Posted by Kevin on April 6, 2015

Insights is a new weekly series commencing 13 April 2015. It will do what it says – provide insights into the world of Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs). Most of the articles we read about CISOs are journalists’ interpretations (usually spun to maximize impact) or vendors’ preferences (usually spun to maximize sales). This is different. […]