Over the last few weeks, I've been speaking with a number of senior IT managers and there seems to be a consensus that the pace of change, both in technology and the business, is starting to become overwhelming. By and large, these were experienced practitioners, often with two or more decades in senior IT roles so you'd think they be well-equipped to deal with whatever comes their way. But many seemed overwhelmed and were struggling to balance the need for 24/7 availability, highly secure systems and the ability to be flexible and pivot rapidly. What does it take to be a great CIO today?
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Risk isn't something that many IT security professionals are comfortable with. After all, they're often employed to reduce the risk of attacks on corporate IT. But modern chief information and security officers (CISOs) are warming up to the idea of taking a certain amount of risk in order to be more effective in their jobs. Here's what you need to know.
High-profile security breaches in recent years have motivated organisations around the world to beef up their IT security. A big part of that involves recruiting talent in this area and that has led to the rise of the chief information security officer (CISO). Problem is, there is a shortage of people who are skilled enough to fill the role so organisations are in fierce competition with each other to hire their own CISO.