The significance of the chief information security officer (CISO) has increased over the past decade and the role is now considered essential to any organization.
The CISO must manage a balance between keeping an organization’s data and systems safe while maintaining forward strategic momentum and keeping up with innovation.
William O’Hern, SVP and CISO at Travelers (previously at AT&T), sums up the three pillars of the CISO role as: “mission, threat and innovation. These factors collectively provide balance to security leaders who seek to optimize their protection architecture and associated policies, programs and practices”.
The 2023 Spotlight: CISOs in the US shares direct insights from CISOs as they address these challenges. It uses Boardroom Insiders’ unique, in-depth profiles of today’s executive leaders, to span insights from more than 440 individuals in CISO or equivalent roles at Fortune 500 companies; and draws on BoardEx’s unique and proprietary Global Leadership Database.
The report takes a deeper look into this group’s professional backgrounds and experience, interests and business priorities to provide a holistic view of the individuals who fulfill this important role.
There is relentless pressure to be at the forefront of cybersecurity awareness. Companies are continually seeking to enhance their security measures and regulatory standards are increasingly strict and intricate. CISOs are tasked with finding the best fit for their organization in terms of new technology.
The 2023 Spotlight: CISOs in the US is an essential read for anyone looking to engage with this important leadership role.
Maya Imberg is the Head of Thought Leadership and Analytics at Altrata. She is responsible for spearheading the company’s thought leadership efforts and overseeing its analytics and predictive modeling services commissioned by clients. She joined Wealth-X in 2016 as Director of Custom Research responsible for secondary research, data analytics and branded content. Maya has over fifteen years of experience in research, spanning market research, macroeconomics and financial services. Prior to joining Wealth-X, Maya held a variety of consultant and economist roles at the Economist Intelligence Unit and spent a number of years working for Datamonitor’s Financial Services practice. Maya holds an undergraduate and MSc degree in economics and comparative politics from the University of Pennsylvania and London School of Economics respectively.