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Why a security conscience is key among CISO responsibilities

Every firm needs a security conscience, according to expert Ernie Hayden, who says it is critical among key CISO responsibilities.

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In this special Ask the Expert video, SearchSecurity.com's resident security management expert Ernie Hayden answers a reader's question: You've said you believe every company needs a "security conscience." Can you describe this role, and should it be one of the CISO's responsibilities?

Hayden points to a 2012 security report from Carnegie Mellon University that showed many executives at Forbes Global 2000 firms are not involved in security and risk assessments and management. The "security conscience" must start with the CEO and board of directors, Hayden said, and work its way down to the CISOs and other managers. 

     

    This was first published in December 2012

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