Securing the Fragments: Security Support for the CISO Role

The cyber threat landscape is in a constant state of flux. For example, in 2024, Gartner has predicted that companies will spend more than $30 billion on the battle against misinformation which will not just affect cybersecurity, but AI and marketing as well. The firm has also said the role of the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), will have to change in order to adapt to threats, surface area expansion and regulations.


The Evolving Threat Landscape

On the legal front, breaches have become synonymous with legal risk and costs. Depending on the factors involved, companies can face hefty fines, criminal charges, and even lawsuits. The CISO stands at the entrance, using the security tools at their disposal to block the threats and mitigate the damage.

Then there’s the level of communication required from the CISO. At the board level, the CISO forms the security vanguard, ensuring that decision-makers understand the technology and the threats and make the right strategic moves. At the IT level, the CISO has to collaborate with teams across multiple departments and roles to ensure security remains a priority and is implemented according to policy. Then, at the employee level, the CISO must emphasise the importance of security hygiene and best practice, so they are not the weakest business link.

The cyber threat landscape itself is no joke. The threats are on a Ferris Wheel of evolution, constantly turning and changing and adapting. They are sophisticated by design and CISOs need to adapt to these threats. Wedded this is the evolutionary path of technology itself. AI, IoT, cloud, digital transformation – these are all bringing innovation, sure, but also risk. New vulnerability pathways alongside complex and dynamic environments make protection challenging for the CISO.

Then, the CISO has to take all these threads and weave them into the overall business strategy. CISOs aren’t just technical experts now, they are strategic business enablers who are expected to align cybersecurity strategies with business objectives. Their robust security posture must contribute to resilience and agility within the organisation without affecting its competitive advantages or ability to pivot.


Strategic Business Alignment. How CISO’s Should Be Approaching Cyber Security.

Outsourcing. Managed security solutions provide CISOs with resilient, reliable and proven backup designed to bolster and support their role. Outsourcing your cybersecurity environment to an accredited Microsoft Partner offers access to a skilled and talented workforce that has extensive certification and expertise. The right managed security partner will ensure its people are consistently trained and upskilled so they are aware of the latest trends and threat patterns.

A managed security services provider will also lift a significant portion of the monitoring and response burden from the shoulders of the CISO, improve scalability across security services and requirements, reduce risk and enhance compliance, and deliver rapid incident response. By consolidating a significant percentage of the admin and complexity surrounding security management and control into one cohesive ecosystem, outsourcing helps the CISO reduce role fragmentation while achieving better overall results.

Mint offers expert security management solutions to help companies secure their infrastructure and thrive in a complex business environment. We believe in providing complete robust solutions that support, manage, and optimise your technology infrastructure while addressing challenges in system management, mitigating security risks and minimising downtime. Our goal is to ensure your role is supported because we provide you with a resilient technology foundation.

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