Report 16 Jan 2023

Expert View: The CISO Organization and its Place in the Corporate Hierarchy

The role of the CISO has changed dramatically over the past decade. It used to be a more technical role. Today, the Chief Information Security Officer is much more of a business role, working closely with other Chief Officer functions, including the Chief Information Officer, to translate business strategies into security strategies and secure IT infrastructures. The CISO is backed by an organization dealing with technical issues, program management, and security operations. There are different approaches to positioning the CISO in the enterprise hierarchy.