The book includes insights from the following experts:

  • Brandon Dunlap, Black & Veatch, Global CISO
  • Dane Sandersen, Trek Bicycle Corporation, Global Security Director (CSO/CISO)
  • Darrell Keeling, Parkview Health, Vice President, Information Security
  • Duaine Styles, Torchmark Corp., CISO
  • Kevin McLaughlin, Stryker Corp., Deputy CISO
  • Lorna Koppel, Tufts University, CISO
  • Marc Othersen, Eli Lilly, Information Officer
  • Matthew Archibald, Silver Spring Networks, Vice President, Information Security
  • Nathan Rajen, Key Safety Systems, Process / Corporate Information Security Officer (PIO / CISO)
  • Phil Ferraro, Global Cyber Security, SVP, Global Chief Information Security Officer
  • Reed Wilson, Nu Skin, CISO and Global Infrastructure Architect
  • Richard Rushing, Motorola Mobility, CISO
  • Richard Timbol, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, CISO
  • Sam Masiello, TeleTech, CISO
  • Suzie Smibert, Finning International, Director and Chief Information Security Officer
  • Willis Marti, Texas A&M, Director, Networking and CISO
  • David MacLeod, Welltok, Vice President Corporate IT and CISO
  • Gary Hayslip, City of San Diego, CA, Deputy Director, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
  • Genady Vishnevetsky, Stewart Title Guarantee Company, CISO
  • Jonathan Chow, Live Nation Entertainment, SVP, Chief Information Security Officer
  • Omkhar Arasaratnam, Credit Suisse, Head of Cyber Security for Technology Security Services
  • Prasanna Ramakrishnan, Phillips, Global Head of Infosec Risk
  • Roy Mellinger, Anthem, Inc, Vice President IT Security and Chief Information Security Officer
  • Scott Singer, PaR Systems, CISO

The New CISO – From Technology to Business Focused Leadership was generously sponsored by Fortinet.

In recent years, the chief information security officer (CISO) has emerged as a new position among executive ranks. This development is not surprising: Information is the fuel that drives businesses operationally and strategically, and securing that information has become critical in ensuring solid business performance.

Just as the chief financial officer role emerged in the 1980s and the chief information officer position came into its own in the early 2000s, we are now in a period of role definition for the CISO. What exactly is the CISO supposed to do? And what skills does a CISO need to have? Newly minted CISOs are not the only ones asking those questions. CISOs experience some of the shortest tenures of anyone on the executive team.

We decided to look more deeply into the question of what it takes for a CISO to not only succeed in the enterprise but also have a positive impact on the business. With the generous support of Fortinet, we contacted 25 CISOs and asked the following question:

What advice can you offer a new CISO to help transition from technology-focused leadership to business-focused leadership?

In many ways, the answers provided by our experts reflect the still-emerging character of the CISO. The line between strategic and operational responsibilities of this position is clearer for some than others. That is partly a reflection of the different roles security plays in different businesses, and where the CISO falls in the reporting structure. However, the experts broadly agree that today’s CISO must have a good understanding of both the business and technical implications of security strategy.

I found the answers to this question fascinating. I’m sure the advice contained in this eBook will help CISOs succeed in their role and provide insights into how effective cybersecurity strategy strengthens business performance.