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A CISO's Guide To Successfully Leading Change

How To Build Support, Manage Detractors, And Navigate Politics

January 9, 2020

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Cybersecurity is getting ever more scrutiny from boards, execs, and customers. Many CISOs need to launch large change programs to transform their cybersecurity capabilities amidst unprecedented organizational, technical, and business complexity. As these change programs may be larger than anything the CISO has driven to date, it's essential to have a clear plan and committed sponsors so you can seize the opportunity when it comes and deliver. This report helps you identify, align with, and influence critical stakeholders whose support you'll need to embark on change programs. This an update of a previously published report; Forrester reviews and updates it periodically for continued relevance and accuracy.

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Table of Contents

  • CISOs Are Unprepared For Implementing Large-Scale Change
  • Successful Change Requires The 3 P's: People, Process, And Politics
  • Be A Leader Of Change First And Foremost, A Technician Second
  • What It Means

  • "Being Political" Does Not Mean "Backstabbing"
  • Supplemental Material
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