So, you want to be a CISO? Are you sure?
I’ve been in security in one form or another for almost 20 years. Before landing a CISO role I thought I knew what the role meant. 3.5 years into my first CISO gig, I can say I didn’t know what I was getting into.
Chief Information Security Officer – sounds great doesn’t it? A fancy title. And you’re in charge, you can bend the security program, and the organisation to your vision. Or can you? In this talk I’ll walk through what I’ve found the CISO role to really be and what I’ve found to be the skills needed, the pitfalls to avoid, and some war stories for along the way.
I am a displaced Canadian who's worked in the UK, the US and Australia and across a variety of industries including Higher Education, Aviation, Telco, and Healthcare. While I've mostly held information security roles, I've also done desktop support, network support and project and program management.