Hire or Develop a World-Class CISO – Phases 1-4

Use this blueprint to hire or develop a world-class CISO with the competencies that suit your specific organizational needs. Once you have identified the right candidate,...

Hire or Develop a World-Class CISO – Phase 1: Launch

Understand the core competencies required to be a successful world-class CISO, and identify which ones are a priority for you.

CISO Core Competency Evaluation Tool

Use this tool to identify which competencies are most important to your organization, and what your current proficiency is in each competency.

Hire or Develop a World-Class CISO – Phase 2: Assess

Assess CISO candidates to hire or develop the right CISO for your organizational needs, and understand the CISO's stakeholder relationships.

CISO Stakeholder Power Map Template

Identify and manage key stakeholders to improve your relationships within the organization.

Hire or Develop a World-Class CISO – Phase 3: Plan

Once the right person has been found, evaluate the new CISO's security program and create a plan to close any security and competency gaps.

Security Process and Technology Assessment Tool

Use this tool to create a comprehensive, high-level view of your information security process and technology maturity.

CISO Stakeholder Management Strategy Template

Once you have completed the CISO Stakeholder Power Map activity, use this tool to create a strategy to cultivate your stakeholder relationships, and manage each...

CISO Development Plan Template

Once you have assessed your competency, process, and technology gaps, use this tool to set goals and create an action plan to remediate any gaps.

Hire or Develop a World-Class CISO – Phase 4: Execute & Maintain

Implement your plan and set a time to reassess the progress of the CISO and the security program in the future. Continuing reassessment is necessary for continuing success.
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