Best Practice Report

CISOs, Time To Pay Down Your Security Debt

Manage Your Pivot From Growth Mode To Leaner Times

February 17th, 2023
With contributors:
Joseph Blankenship , Zachary Dallas , Jen Barton


CISOs spent the last decade in a hypergrowth phase, and growth phases force trade-offs as leaders sacrifice the important for the urgent. CISOs and their teams needed some breathing room, and it arrived due to macroeconomic conditions which are slowing growth. Failing to use this opportunity will cost them the chance to build future-focused skills — and earn goodwill — from their counterparts. Security leaders can use this report to plan for leaner times ahead, unwind a decade plus of short-term thinking, and pay down all the high interest security debt their programs currently carry.

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