What is Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)?
A Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) controls information security problems in an organization and is responsible for securing everything related to digital information. The roles of CISO and Chief Security Officer (CSO) can be interchangeable, but CISOs can also take on the physical security of a company.
A CISO maintains the security of an organization's information technology (IT) systems. The CISO must understand how to protect these systems with special hardware, software and secure business processes. In addition to securing computer systems, CISOs create, implement, and communicate the company's digital information security policies and procedures. In the event of a breach of confidentiality, the CISO needs to know how to deal with an emergency situation with an established Business Continuity Plan (BCP).
A CISO usually reports to the Chief Information Officer (CIO) or other senior executive and helps run a company with a combined knowledge of business and technology. To increase employability, a CISO or potential CISO can obtain information security certification, such as: B. the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP). CISSP is administered by the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC²®).