The Chief Information Security Officer's role is to provide vision and leadership for developing and supporting security initiatives. The Chief Information Security Officer directs the planning and implementation of enterprise IT system, business operation, and facility defenses against security breaches and vulnerability issues. This individual is also responsible for auditing existing systems, while directing the administration of security policies, activities, and standards.

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    Michael Leachman | 12-16-2009

    Any information available for Chief Information Officer?

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      Info-Tech Research Group | 10-21-2011

      Yes. There is a Chief Information Officer job description here:

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    Curtis Simonson | 04-25-2014

    Is it possible to update this to more modern terms e.g. Chief Information Security Officer, or Information Security Officer.

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      Info-Tech Research Group | 05-08-2014

      A request has been submitted to update the “Chief Security Officer” job description on the website. In the meantime, Info-Tech members are welcome to download and modify the job description to suit their own purposes.

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    Florent Secula | 01-27-2017

    Has this been updated ?

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      Info-Tech Research Group | 01-30-2017

      Thank you for your question. This job description has not been updated recently. It can still be used as a template that you can customize for your organization. If you are looking for more information on the role of a CISO, we do have a blueprint, Hire or Develop a World-Class CISO, that can help you determine the specific competencies your organization requires for a CISO.


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