Questions Every CIO Should Ask the Cybersecurity Leader (IBM)


Over the past several years, the widespread escalation of cybersecurity focus by boards and governments around the globe has increased the visibility, funding, influence and sophistication of the role of an organization’s cybersecurity leader — often in that order.

This has, in turn, placed a far greater responsibility on the chief information officer (CIO) to better understand the challenges, treatments, trade-offs and impacts of cybersecurity approaches in terms of the organization’s IT investments, from policy to risk management controls, staffing and skills development.

In light of the current cybersecurity skills gap, CIOs today must engage with boards and/or government agencies while ensuring that security is efficiently deployed and operational. These executive actions significantly impact the risk profiles of the organizations they support.