When CISOs Are Ready to Hunt


Like a member of any profession, a chief information security officer (CISO) grows into their role. They exhibit a maturity curve that can be roughly split into five attitudes:

  1. Protection: When a CISO first steps into their role, they look to perfect the basics and build a fortress for themselves in the form of firewalls, server hardening, and the like.
  2. Detection: Once they determine how the framework is built, the CISO moves on to more and more sophisticated monitoring tools, incorporating in-depth monitoring and packet filtering.
  3. Response: The journeyman CISO will start crafting detailed response plans to various scenarios, weaving them into the overall BC/DR planning and making sure that the team is ready for anything.