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The Future Of The CISO

Vision: The S&R Practice Playbook

May 4, 2020


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This is the Vision report in The S&R Practice Playbook For 2021.

Why Read This Report

For many security and risk pros, becoming a CISO is challenging, and they find themselves in situations where they're forced to conform, rather than excel. This report outlines types of CISOs, including the background, behaviors, and characteristics that will help security leaders identify their brand and be true to it. Security leaders will develop an elevator pitch that defines who they are, the situations they're looking for, and what they want next for their careers.

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Table of Contents

  • Future CISOs Risk Performing Security Theater
  • Find Your Perfect Culture Match By Understanding Your CISO Type
  • Plan Your Future — And Eventual Exit — From The CISO Role
  • Recommendations

  • Use Your CISO Type To Stay Grounded And Avoid An Identity Crisis
  • Supplemental Material
  • Related Research Documents

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