As organisations undergo digital transformation to make themselves more responsive, Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) are coming under pressure to help these far-reaching changes succeed.

These demands have brought about the rise of the next-generation CISO, a security professional who is adapting to the new environment, mastering new skills and advancing the discipline of information security.

If you’re a CISO who only has two hands on the keyboard, no, you’re not going to be successful as the CISO of the future.


Written by Mark Ward, Senior Research Analyst, ISF,  this briefing paper will help CISOs, and those aspiring for the role, to understand the forces at play that have prompted the emergence of the next-generation CISO, and learn how to develop the new characteristics and capabilities that this demanding role will require now and in the future.

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