Business leaders need transformational security teams

The role of the chief information security officer (CISO) is changing.

Like chief information officers (CIOs) and chief technology officers (CTOs) before them, CISOs are evolving from contributors with a limited portfolio of responsibility, to highly integrated and strategic drivers of business transformation. The most successful organizations are recognizing that genuine digital and business transformation depends on security modernization.

PwC found that 40 percent of executives are seeking CISOs capable of leading crossfunctional, agile teams that are not only keeping pace with digital transformation, but, in many cases, pointing the way forward. A survey conducted for the Information Security Systems Association revealed that security professionals worldwide ranked communication and leadership skills as the most important traits of a successful CISO.

The challenge of unending alerts is compounded by a shortage of cybersecurity talent. There simply aren’t enough qualified cybersecurity professionals to adequately staff security operations centers (SOCs) around the world. This well documented talent gap, combined with the sheer volume of alerts per day, explains why 64% of security tickets generated per day are not being worked.3 Analysts aren’t able to address every alert, leaving their companies vulnerable to attack.

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The Transformational CISO’s Guide to Security Orchestration, Automation and Response

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