We asked CISOs and other IT leaders the important questions that help map the cybersecurity landscape going forward.
During the research for our NewtonX Current: Cybersecurity in 2022, we had the opportunity to ask many CISOs about the ins and outs of their industry.
Our survey covered a lot of ground, but one of the most interesting questions was this: “Thinking to your peer CISOs, what factors distinguish the most effective ones?” Their answers offered insight into what CISOs value, and what kind of leaders they aspire to be.
Thinking to your peer CISOs, what factors distinguish the most effective ones?
“Must understand what the business needs and business constraints. Pragmatic and leverage a risk based approach. Never say no but help find a solution.”
“Pragmatic application of best practices tailored to their business to ensure buy-in and support of those services and solutions, combined with the ability to describe threats in plain business terms rather than tech speak.”