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Joan Goodchild
Joan Goodchild
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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.

How Can Security Help Grow Business Revenue?

Security must be able to demonstrate it is more than a cost center, says Stan Lowe, global CISO for Zscaler and former Department of Veterans Affairs CISO. Security managers must recognize (and communicate) that the role is no longer technical but one of business enablement.  

"Stop thinking like the traditional security guy," Lowe says. "We have a reputation among our business of putting the 'no' in innovation. Work with your business to determine their needs and align your strategic risk profiles and technology to support those business goals. Have the answers on how you're going to enable your business units to use technology to drive and protect revenue in the most risk-acceptable manner possible."

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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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