In 2011 I went back to school to get my MBA. Back then, the thinking was that if you want to speak to business people, it is best to understand their perspective. As a CISO, it has proven to be a very valuable lesson. However, more and more what I am hearing from executives are stories about cybersecurity, not the other way around.
As Chief Information Security Officers, we are often asked to resolve this question. After all, the CISO is responsible for the policies and capabilities of the cyber defense of the organization. But as organizations grow into their Cyber Security awareness, it is often the case that the individual lines of business begin to recognize that it is their bottom line that is impacted – both by good and bad security.
The Government Services Organization has a team of outsiders called 18F. It emerged from President Obama’s Presidential Innovation Fellows (PIF) program that brings outsiders into government to handle some of its most challenging problems. The team focused on this problem and believes it can get the 6 month process down to 30 days.