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.
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.
Recently, we examined some of the challenges that companies face in terms of the evolving privacy and data protection landscape - and how these challenges may require a whole new breed of information security professional. In this second part of the series we unpack the argument for a new role combining Chief Security Officer and Chief Privacy Officer in a rapidly evolving regulatory and threat rich environment. We also chat with Chief Security and Privacy Officer (CSPO) at a Fortune 500 company to get his take on the subject.