Most organizations have a CIO; many have a CISO. These key leadership positions often approach solutions differently and have different motivations. The CIO must deliver IT, automation, innovation and efficiency. The CISO is tasked with assuring adherence to security frameworks and regulatory standards, and protecting against, and responding to, vulnerabilities and incidents. These mandates can conflict. And often the CISO reports to the CIO. We will take a light-hearted look at questions including: What are the issues?; Are CISOs and CIOs from different planets?; Can we align to meet critical business needs, deliver value and protect the organization?
- Why is there a disconnect between CISOs and CIOs?
- How can we bridge this gap?
- Can we meetbusiness needs, deliver value and protect the organization?
About Barry Caplin
Barry Caplin is a leadership partner with Gartner, providing trusted advice to CISOs and senior security professionals. Caplin has twice been the first CISO for an organization and has over 35 years of experience in technology, the last 25 focused on information security including over 14 years as a CISO. He holds an MS in applied mathematics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech), and CISSP, ISSMP, CISA, and CISM certifications. Caplin frequently speaks on a variety of security, safety and privacy topics, particularly staying safe with the internet, social media, and mobile devices.