You don’t have to search far to find cybersecurity predictions for 2019, but what about predictions for data privacy? Here are some predictions at a more granular level, which is something that’s been missing in the public discourse.
Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
The role of the CISO is becoming more vital to companies of all types on a global scale. Aside from being an executive-level role, the CISO must possess the necessary skills to unite multiple aspects of the business into one secure, digital front.
It’s not all about the safeguards and technical measures around information. Savvy security experts need to understand privacy and how it interacts with the security world and what privacy means for an organization’s security strategy and compliance with things like HIPAA, GDPR, CBPR, etc.
As more CPOs need to interact with security, they need the right skills to integrate security into the privacy strategy and compliance with regulations.
The toughest part of being an information security leader is justifying for security spend. Companies that do not spend enough start to build up cybersecurity debt. And when a serious breach happens, they find themselves in a situation where they have to pay down that massive debt, including interest.