Gartner Research

The New CISO's Crucial First 100 Days

Published: 17 February 2011

ID: G00210488

Analyst(s): F. Christian Byrnes, Tom Scholtz


The first 100 days are the most crucial in any new chief information security officer's career. This step-by-step guide can aid the new CISO through the opportunities and pitfalls of this critical period.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview
  • Laying the Foundations
    • Establish the Scope
    • Selecting and Organizing Your Staff
    • Developing an Appropriate Organizational Model
  • Getting the Ball Rolling
    • Week 1
    • Week 2
    • Week 3
    • Week 4
    • Month 2
    • Month 3
    • Optional Tasks (If Time and Resources Allow)
  • Next Steps
  • Conclusions

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