As the role of the CISO continues to grow in importance and gain more responsibility, many cybersecurity practitioners may wonder if they have what it takes to be successful in the role.
Technical expertise and experience are obviously huge assets. An effective CISO has the ability to evaluate and select security technology, communicate with technical staff and make crucial decisions about security infrastructure and architecture. Most already have experience leading and managing people, have established relationships with relevant stakeholders inside the organization and have lived through crisis situations. They know how to make quick decisions and drive change in the organization.