Vision Report

Choose The Right CISO For Your Firm

August 2nd, 2021


For tech execs, hiring a CISO seems daunting. In addition to finding someone with the right skills and experience, firms also need a leader who fits the current and future state of their organizations. Having the right leader at the right time makes all the difference. Forrester has identified three stages in which companies find themselves — growth, maintenance, and crisis — and what characteristics of a CIO are right for each. To help tech execs identify the right CISO for their organization, this report outlines the background, behaviors, and characteristics of CISOs who can successfully lead firms in each of the three stages.

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Forrester helps business and technology leaders use customer obsession to accelerate growth. That means empowering you to put the customer at the center of everything you do: your leadership strategy, and operations. Becoming a customer-obsessed organization requires change — it requires being bold. We give business and technology leaders the confidence to put bold into action, shaping and guiding how to navigate today's unprecedented change in order to succeed.