Blaming the CISO for a Cybersecurity Breach

Blaming the CISO for a Cybersecurity Breach

Posted August 26, 2020

Blaming the CISO for a Cybersecurity Breach

  • Recent high-profile data breaches have opened a lot of people’s eyes to the reality of how severe the impact of cyberattacks can be and has raised important concerns for many businesses: if it happens in my organization, who exactly is to blame?
  • CISOs don’t have the unilateral authority for decisions outside of the infosec department and if a potential risk is found due to activity in another area of the business, they can only advise on the proper course of action.
  • After that, it is up to the leadership and if they decide to not follow through with the CISO’s recommendation, then it’s out of the CISO’s hands.

– RUCHIKA MISHRA | August 26, 2020