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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.

How Will This Affect Operations?

While certain security tools, technologies, and processes will be essential to risk mitigation, just about every veteran security manager knows they can come at the price of convenience and productivity. How should this be explained to management? Be prepared to make a convincing case when asked why certain sacrifices may be needed.

"If security controls impact the ability to realize business goals, they likely won’t be supported," Hamm says. "It’s important to tie the risk with the acceptance of some productivity hurdles. That said, if your control proposal is to 'stop all risk,' you’re going to have a bad time. Think guardrails, not roadblocks, when pitching controls to the business."

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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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