The State of the CISO Role: How Will It Change In 2019? (Forbes)


With the cybersecurity space facing growing risks as hackers become more sophisticated, the typical C-suite clearly requires a dedicated security executive — hence the chief information security officer (CISO) role. As a relatively new C-suite role, the CISO has traveled a somewhat bumpy road toward widespread adoption. Not all organizations have embraced the need for a CISO yet; some have elected to keep all security initiatives under the chief information officer (CIO) role. Similarly, organizations with CISOs may box the executives out of product development, often because a focus on security can reduce speed to market.