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The BISO role connects the dots between the central security agenda and the various divisional CIOs in organizations with multiple business units or geographical locations. Working in tandem with the business across multiple services and platforms to
address risk, BISOs provide advice to business leaders to ensure they are making decisions with security in mind.
This piece provides an overview of the responsibilities of a BISO for organizations looking to hire an individual in this role to help enhance communication around security risks across business units.
The BISO provides leadership, executive support, and strategic and tactical guidance for the cybersecurity program supporting enterprise security initiatives. As a business enabler, the BISO is an effective communicator
with the technical aptitude to drive security fundamentals into aspects of the business.
BISOs must be capable of working closely with senior management, third parties, project managers and business subject matter experts (SMEs). Additionally, BISOs should be personable and able to translate cybersecurity issues to business leader initiatives.
The BISO role requires a technical background and ability to understand technologies, their purpose, and their security requirements and data protection needs, wherever they reside. BISOs should
also understand threats, as well as risk mitigations and technical controls recommended by security leaders.
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