Overheard: Word of the Day

Dec 6 2013   12:49PM GMT

Word of the Day: CISO

Margaret Rouse Margaret Rouse Profile: Margaret Rouse

Overheard

“Back when I first got into information security, it was about building a firewall and installing anti-malware. Now, it’s a broader risk management environment.”David J. Sherry

Today’s WhatIs.com Word of the Day is CISO (chief information security officer), a senior-level executive responsible for aligning security initiatives with enterprise programs and business objectives, ensuring that information assets and technologies are adequately protected. The CISO’s responsibilities have shifted over the years from general security to identifying, developing, implementing and maintaining security-related processes that reduce the organization’s operational risks. Continued…

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operational risk
risk appetite
identity access management system
e-discovery
clean desk policy
security policy
end user policy
CISSP

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