Hampered by image problems, CISO roles require transformative approach

By examining how IT and information security have adapted over time, Gartner analyst Paul Proctor explained why CISOs and risk management professionals must change their roles from “defenders” to that of risk assessment advisers to grapple with future threats – and save their own reputations.

Adjusting to new realities has been a hallmark for information security professionals over the past few decades, and it’s a lesson that will serve them well going forward explained VP and senior analyst, Paul Proctor, during the opening keynote at this week’s Gartner Security and Risk Management Summit in National Harbor, Maryland. The “adapt or die” mantra is hardly a new recommendation, but it still applies in a world of rapidly changing technology.

SOURCE: infosecurity-magazine.com

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