Vision Report

The Future Of The CISO

August 2nd, 2021
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Claire O'Malley
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Becoming a CISO is a lofty goal for many security and risk pros, and the role brings with it new sets of challenges. CISOs who accept the wrong opportunities will find themselves forced to conform, rather than excel. This report outlines the six types of CISOs, including the characteristics and competencies of each type. By identifying your CISO type, you can seek out opportunities where your strengths match company needs by attaining CISO-company fit. This report will help security leaders develop their personal elevator pitch that includes their type, defines who they are, their values, and optimal situations for their skill set. It also provides guidance on what comes after the CISO role as leaders contemplate the next step in their career.

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