Welcome to my CISO CORNER feature for paid subscribers. Every Monday, I share insights from thought leaders through exclusive interviews, article summaries, and thought leadership articles. Below is my exclusive interview, conducted by email, with Axonius CISO Lenny Zeltser about the challenges CISOs face on a daily basis. [The interview has been edited for readability and length.]
Inside Security: What do you consider to be key attributes of a CISO?
Lenny Zeltser: A modern CISO should be versed in multiple disciplines. We need to understand the various technologies that power the organization, so we can craft the right security measures and provide guardrails to stakeholders for making informed risk decisions. Understanding of control frameworks is necessary, but we need to be careful not to lose touch with the hardware and software our stakeholders use to perform their jobs. This can be challenging, given how quickly new technologies emerge and get adopted by our employees, vendors, and customers...