Please enjoy this blog posted on behalf of: Carlos Rodriguez, CEO & vCISO, CA2Security.
The Modern CISO must become a trusted business leader.
The modern Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at leading law firms must evolve from being a purely technical cybersecurity role to a strategic leader that can enable attorneys to practice law securely and safely by forging connections across practice groups, supporting departments and clients, influence decision-making; be a servant and trusted advisors; and have an in-depth understanding of The Firm's goals and culture. This shift in responsibilities demands a new skill set beyond technical prowess. Thus, the C in CISO is for Connecting. The I in CISO is for Influencing. The S in CISO is for Servant Leader. And the O in CISO is for Organizational Savviness. In this blog entry, we delve into real-world insights to shed light on the evolving role of the CISO. We'll explore the benefits of a CISO who can connect, influence, serve, and understand The Law Firm and how this transformation is crucial for implementing an effective Risk Management Program that enables the secure law practice. Stay tuned for actionable advice on how aspiring CISOs can develop these critical skills to succeed in the dynamic world of cybersecurity leadership.
The C in CISO is for Connecting
Security teams never have home-field advantage.
Last year I ran a survey in LinkedIn on what each letter of the CISO acronym means to others. It started with the C in CISO. You can see the results below, and I got the results I thought I would, I didn't expect not to get a single vote on Connecting.