Hire or Develop a World-Class CISO

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Without a world-class CISO, your organization can suffer from:

  • Wasted resources (human and financial)
  • Disconnect between information security priorities and the overall business
  • Vulnerabilities and delays in implementing new business processes
  • Increased downtime and financial loss following a security incident

A world-class, strategic CISO can provide the following benefits:

  • Competitive business advantage through the secure implementation of innovative new business processes
  • Improved security posture through improved alignment between security and the organization
  • More efficient use of people and resources
  • Better communication between CISO and executives / stakeholders
  • More proactive and streamlined approach to security

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Module 1: Assess Core Competencies and Security Process & Technology Maturity

The Purpose

  • Understand the competencies and tasks required of a world-class Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and which areas should be a priority for your organization.
  • Create a high-altitude view of your security process and technology maturity.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Identify the competencies that are most important to your organizational needs.
  • Understand current maturity of security processes and technologies, and which areas need remediation.

Activities: Outputs:
1.1 CISO Core Competency Evaluation Tool
  • Key competencies for organizational needs
  • Insights for hiring guide
1.2 Security Process and Technology Maturity Assessment Tool
  • List of priorities to upgrade security processes and technologies
1.3 CISO Stakeholder Power Map Template
  • Understanding of CISO’s stakeholder relationships and collaborators
1.4 Security Governance Organizational Structure Template
  • Proposed organizational chart and map of responsibility assignment for security tasks and initiatives

Module 2: Assess CISO Candidates and Develop a Hiring and Development Strategy for Your New CISO

The Purpose

  • Create a plan to hire the new CISO.
  • Establish an action plan for this person to remediate organizational security processes and technologies, as well as personal competencies and relationships.

Key Benefits Achieved

  • Guide for the CEO/CXO to hire the new CISO and assess personal competencies.
  • Plan to remediate the CISO’s personal competency gaps.
  • Plan to cultivate CISO’s key stakeholder relationships.
  • Plan to remediate security process and technology gaps.

Activities: Outputs:
2.1 CISO Core Competency Evaluation Tool
  • Interview guide for CISO competency priorities
  • Action plan for CISO to remediate personal competency gaps
2.2 CISO Stakeholder Management Strategy Template
  • Action plan for CISO to improve key stakeholder relationships
2.3 Security Process and Technology Maturity Assessment Tool
  • Action plan for CISO to remediate security process and technology gaps
2.4 CISO Development Plan Template
  • Creation of CISO Development Plan
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