First 90 Days Report

A CISO's First 100 Days

Few Wins But Big Losses At Stake Early In Your Tenure

March 31st, 2021
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Summary

The energy and momentum created when a new leader takes the reins unlocks opportunities, but if CISOs don’t handle their first 100 days well, they risk alienating stakeholders and isolating themselves. To be effective, they must tackle three tasks in the first 100 days: establish competence by gaining situational awareness, cultivate relationships via showing empathy, and demonstrate integrity in the guiding principles of the security culture they want. In this report, we look at why it’s crucial for a new CISO to understand what the firm does, where it’s growing, the leaders involved, and how security can help.

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