CIO Security role is evolving

CIO security role

CIO Security Role – CIOs have an evolving role, and are more than ever concerned about IT security and data breaches. World Class CIOs are strategic partners to the board, the CEO and CFO. They are the risk manager and communications specialist with a focus on all of the information assets of the enterprise.

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These CIOs know that preparation can make all the difference in a later outcome. The governance of the cybersecurity program, the adherence to the security infrastructure, media and interested parties communication plans and the creation of metrics are key components of preparing for a breach and the public information about a security incident.

A key question to ask is what the primary concerns of the board are, CEO and CFO— are they afraid of financial loss or are they more concerned with reputational and regulatory risks? Who would be most affected by a data breach? How will you provide information to those who have had their data breached — by mail, email, newsletters, through call centers, through social media?

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Author: Victor Janulaitis

M. Victor Janulaitis is the CEO of Janco Associates. He has taught at the USC Graduate School of Business, been a guest lecturer at the UCLA's Anderson School of Business, a Graduate School at Harvard University, and several other universities in various programs.