As we move deeper into a digitally dependent future, the growing concern of data breaches and other cyber threats has led to the rise of the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). This position is essential in almost every company that relies on digital information. They are responsible for developing and implementing strategies to harden the organization’s defenses against cyberattacks.
However, while many organizations don’t question the value of a CISO, there should be more debate over who this important role reports to. In some cases, the CISO may report directly to the CEO. In others, they may report to the CIO or another senior executive team member. But is there a best practice when it comes to this decision?