CISO Interview: Role of the CISO, Why Do You Need a vCISO? – Carlos Becerra – BSW #186
Organizations need a highly skilled security chief to drive fundamental initiatives and align activities to address pressing enterprise needs. Proven CISOs (Chief Information Security Officers) are hard to find and essentially they could become challenging to retain and afford. Flexible Virtual CISO model is an excellent choice to achieve your enterprise goals in terms of security. Companies usually face diverse challenges in term of cost, retention, limited talent in a particular location, etc. The solution to achieve operational excellence and drive highly successful security programs at a fraction of the cost, is to hire a vCISO. A Virtual CISO will occupy the same place in the organization a full-time CISO would, but in a more cost-effective way. A vCISO will provide strategy, guidance, and oversight to achieve operational success in security. Operating with an independent voice, they often can escape the internal politics that plague some organizations.
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Carlos Becerra, CB Universal’s Co-Founder, is an entrepreneur and a seasoned executive with 20+ years of experience building & establishing specialized technology risk & cybersecurity programs. During his career trajectory Carlos has designed, implemented and led the information security organization for multiple Fortune 500 companies. He is recognized for his ability to navigate risk through innovative leadership and vision. Carlos has the proven ability to craft robust and successful security programs, leveraging his deep technical background and strong business acumen to align technology with executive vision. He is a strong advocate for security at all levels of the organization and knows how to build executive and board-level support in order to achieve success. Carlos is serving as the CEO, Independent vCISO, and Chief Security Officer at CB Universal.