The CISO Ascends From Technologist To Strategic Business Enabler

By Fortinet


This first report in a multipart series, which appraises various cybersecurity occupations using natural language processing (NLP), examines the role of the CISO from the vantage point of employer job ads and CISO resumes . Findings show that the role and prominence of the chief information security officer (CISO) continue to expand and transform . CISOs are no longer seen as technologists tasked to manage their organizations’ security risks . Much more than security tacticians, CISOs are seen as business strategists who reach across organizational boundaries to build business-level relationships and orchestrate business strategies that enable digital transformation and govern compliance-related issues. Key takeaways of the analysis are broken into two sections: 1) hard and soft skills, and 2) education and career demographics .

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