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Gartner for IT Leaders Overview: The Chief Information Security Officer

Published: 29 July 2013

ID: G00239170

Analyst(s): Tom Scholtz


The CISO's responsibilities are strategic and enterprise-oriented. Effective performance in this role requires business management skills and technical expertise, especially under difficult economic conditions.

Table Of Contents


  • The Current State of the CISO's Role
  • CISO Defined
  • Current and Future Outlook
  • Activity Cycle for Risk and Security Professionals
  • Typical Reporting Lines
  • Role Description

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