Vital CISO survival guide launched by IT Governance Publishing

17/05/2011

Ely, England, 17 May 2011 – The role of the Chief Information Security Officer has evolved enormously in recent years in response to security threats and a challenging business environment. Instead of being primarily a master technician, today’s CISO has to be a trusted advisor to senior management.

The serious and ever-changing nature of today’s security threats demand a strategic-minded response, and a successful CISO will always be thinking about how to gain business objectives through enabling technology while properly managing risk.

The Chief Information Security Officer: Insights, tools and survival skills, a recent addition to the ITGP pocket guide range, describes the hard and soft skills that a successful CISO requires: not just a good knowledge of information security, but also attributes such as flexibility and communication skills. It will help readers:

  • Learn how the role of a CISO has changed.
  • Understand the importance of a risk management methodology.
  • Learn how to establish a successful ISMS.

Its goal is to challenge and guide information security professionals to think about information security and risk management from the enterprise level and not just from the IT perspective. The practical information presented will help CISOs understand how an enterprise view of information security, business continuity, compliance, safety and physical security impacts risk and is crucial for the success of tomorrow’s CISO.

Alan Calder, CEO of IT Governance says, ‘Chief Information Security Officers are bombarded with huge challenges every day, from recommending security applications to strategic thinking and business innovation. This essential guide will help readers learn the secrets of being a successful CISO’.


The Chief Information Security Officer: Insights, tools and survival skillsis available in multiple formats and can be purchased in local currency from the following websites:

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International (shipping from UK, GBP currency denominated)

Softcover: www.itgovernance.co.uk/products/3353

eBook: www.itgovernance.co.uk/products/3354

USA (shipping from USA, USD currency denominated)

Softcover: www.itgovernanceusa.com/product/2224.aspx

eBook: www.itgovernanceusa.com/product/2225.aspx

EU (shipping from Netherlands, Euro currency denominated)

Softcover and eBook:
http://www.itgovernance.eu/p-820-the-chief-information-security-officer-insights-tools-and-survival-skills.aspx  

Asia (download only, USD currency denominated)

eBook: http://www.itgovernanceasia.com/p-140-the-chief-information-security-officer-insights-tools-and-survival-skills-ebook.aspx  

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