Gartner Research

Develop the Skills of the Contemporary CISO

Published: 17 October 2013

ID: G00247471

Analyst(s): Tom Scholtz


Excellent knowledge of the information security discipline is not nearly enough to guarantee success as a chief information security officer.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Emphasize the Recruitment and Development of Nontraditional Skills
    • Business Knowledge
    • Relationship Management
    • Communication Skills
    • Strategic Planning
  • Invest in the Obvious, but Often Neglected, Competencies
    • Leadership
    • Risk Management
    • Process Management
  • Start Thinking Out of the Box
    • Psychology and Sociology
    • Political Skills

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