Seven Attributes of a Successful Security Leader

A recent Ponemon Institute report titled “The Evolving Role of CISOs and Their Importance to the Business” reaffirmed the notion that the role the security leader is becoming more critical, especially when it comes to managing enterprise risk, deploying security analytics and protecting Internet of Things (IoT) devices. However, if chief information security officers (CISOs) wish to play a bigger role, they must not only have the necessary technical expertise and leadership skills, but also understand their company’s operations and articulate security priorities from a business perspective.