Today’s columnist, Jadee Hanson of Code42, says KPMG found that 44% of organizations will change their products, services and business models in the next few years – and that CIOs and CISOs must work together to meet this challenge. KaustavBhattacharya CreativeCommons CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

During the height of the pandemic last year, the CISO took on new prominence within organizations. Increased security risks and hasty technology rollouts resulted in a greater chance of exposure to breaches and leaks. CISOs were forced to respond by quickly instituting measures to maintain business continuity and protect against new cyberthreats. Still, at many organizations, the crucial executive role of the CISO reports to the CIO.

Unfortunately, CIOs often have ground to cover when it comes to truly understanding security risk factors and the tools, budget, and personnel needed to mitigate them. As a result, CISOs often find themselves in a weaker position when it comes to getting the resources and approvals they need. With the average tenure of a CISO lasting about two years or less because of the growing stress that comes with the job, CISOs must balance the stress by focusing on the value they’re providing to their business.

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