The Future of the CISO: Championing Security, Driving Business and Promoting Diversity

ISSA Theater 1 - Professional Development Theatre

Thu 18th Oct 09:40 to 11:10

The role of the Chief Information Security Officer has evolved significantly over the last decade. According to the 2017 State of Cyber Security study, the percentage of organizations with a CISO increased from 50% to 65% between 2016 and 2017. The need for highly skilled and dedicated information security leaders has become a crucial necessity. Despite this, minority representation in cybersecurity continues to lag behind at 26%, with only 23% of that amount holding a role of director or above, according to (ISC)²’s 2018 report, “Innovation Through Inclusion: The Multicultural Cybersecurity Workforce.” As the roles and functions expected of a CISO continue to change to encompass not only championing security but also driving and enabling business, does that also leave room for promoting diversity in leadership roles throughout the tech industry? Join our panel as we look at the evolving role of the CISO and discuss what the future of security, business and diversity holds for this increasingly critical role.


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Marci McCarthy Marci McCarthy View Profile