Boosting Cybersecurity: Essential Tactics for Top-Notch CISOs

December 14, 2023
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Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) play a crucial role in promoting cybersecurity awareness in a digitally connected world where cyber threats and vulnerabilities are increasing. Considering the heightened demand for data privacy and cybersecurity, it is essential for CISOs to take a comprehensive approach to assess their organization’s overall cybersecurity posture. There are three key strategies that CISOs should consider to empower cybersecurity leadership:

  • Utilize Cybersecurity Maturity Frameworks: These provide valuable benchmarks based on industry standards helping organizations assess their current cybersecurity practices and identify areas for improvement.
  • Prioritize Security and Customer Trust as Core Business Values: Transparency and open communication in the event of a security incident or breach can build customer trust. Security awareness training and adherence to industry regulations should be integral to an organization’s values.
  • Adopt a Shared Responsibility Model: Ensuring success in cybersecurity relies on contributions from everyone within the organization. Different departments such as legal, finance, marketing, and sales are involved in evaluating risks associated with business decisions. This collaborative approach helps in identifying and accounting for critical business risks.

As CISOs and leaders in security, they must always be prepared to address increasing threats by fostering a robust security mindset and conveying security strategies effectively across all departments. Cybersecurity Awareness Month offers a valuable opportunity to reevaluate ways to more effectively embed security as a core aspect of company cultures.

The author of this article is Michael Armer, CISO at RingCentral, who emphasises the importance of maintaining comprehensive and up-to-date information security practices across the entire business landscape to safeguard digital assets and infrastructure.

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