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Joan Goodchild
Joan Goodchild
Edge Features

10 Tough Questions CEOs Are Asking CISOs

CEOs today are prepared with better questions than 'Are we secure,' and chief information security officers had better be ready to answer.

CISOs are now getting plenty of face time with executive management: In fact, a study from ISC2 finds 43% of CISOs report to the CEO and 14% report to the board directly. And those dynamics are expected to shift even more. According to Gartner, 100% of CISOs at large enterprises are on pace to report to their boards on cybersecurity and technology risk at least annually.

With security in the spotlight more often, the ability to answer a common question like "Are we secure?" is no longer sufficient – and it really does little to convey the much larger picture of security efforts.

What questions should today's CISOs be prepping to answer for their next executive meeting? The Edge asked a half-dozen security pros to weigh in on some of the most essential queries security managers should be ready to answer. Read on.


Joan Goodchild is a veteran journalist, editor, and writer who has been covering security for more than a decade. She has written for several publications and previously served as editor-in-chief for CSO Online. View Full Bio
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