Ransomware and data breaches pose a massive risk to organizations, resulting in loss of customer trust and shareholder value, reputation damage, hefty fines, and penalties. Cyber risk is a top concern in US corporate boardrooms, elevating the role of the chief information security officer to rapid prominence. More than half (61%) of CISOs report to a board and board members are increasingly interested in what CISOs have to say. But technical skills alone won’t suffice for today’s CISO. Here are the top qualities that identify a next-generation chief information security officer.