So, you want to be a CISO? Are you sure?
I’ve been in security in one form or another for over 20 years. Before landing a CISO role I thought I knew what the role meant. 6 years into being a CISO, 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.
Displaced Canadian who's been in Oz for most of my working life. I've worked across higher education, aviation, telco, and healthcare as well as a lot of time working finance adjacent. Mostly in security, with some interesting roles out of security in the middle. I'm technical enough to understand the details, but I don't code, have CVEs, or pop shells...