Today's episode of Dark Reading Radio will focus on the evolution of the Chief Security Officer and whether today's organization structure is the best way to manage risk and defend against data breaches and attacks. Joining Dark Reading for this session will be our very own CSO Rick Howard and CIO Bob Quinn, along with Steve Durbin, Managing Director of the Information Security Forum.
The broadcast starts at 1 p.m. Eastern TODAY (Wednesday, July 9), and you can register to listen in here.
Among the topics up for discussion:
- Why should the CSO report to the CIO?
- What, if anything, has changed in the post-Target era to elevate data security from one of several cohorts of an enterprise IT structure to that of an independent domain totally responsible for risk management?
- Is there an inherent conflict between the needs of IT (running the infrastructure, gaining a competitive advantage) versus the needs of security (perceived as a cost not a benefit)?
- How should the CSO communicate and interact with the executive suite and board of directors? Does the chief security office deserve a seat at the table?
- What are the friction points between the CIO and CSO, and how can the two work together effectively?