Events , Infosecurity Europe 2023 , Professional Certifications & Continuous Training

How CISSP Certification Helps CISOs Secure Digital Business

ISC2's Jon France on CISSP's 30-Year Mission to Build Skills, Competency and Ethics
Jon France, CISO, ISC2

Should CISOs have a seat at the executive table? Yes, if the world runs on data and digital technologies, said Jon France, CISO at ISC2. France highlighted the transition from a largely offline world to an interconnected digital environment and the growing need for CISOs to blend technical skills with business acumen.

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The CISSP certification helps, France said. He outlined how CISSP has adapted over 30 years and maintained its relevance in cybersecurity. As technology advanced, the certification expanded to cover a broader range of skills. This shift reflects the growing complexity of cybersecurity challenges and the need for comprehensive expertise.

"Where you look for marks of quality, the CISSP is one that's stood the test of time," he said. "CISSP is built on competency and ethics. If you have that certification, it's not only a piece of knowledge, it's also competency. You know you've got a good, competent, qualified person who's ethically sound."

In this video interview with Information Security Media Group at Infosecurity Europe 2024, France also discussed:

  • The evolution of cybersecurity certifications;
  • The shift in CISO responsibilities from technical to business risk management;
  • The importance of integrating security into business processes and strategies.

France has more than 25 years of experience in building and leading diverse technology and security teams, setting and executing strategy, and delivering programs that empower stakeholders and operations. At ISC2, he is an advocate for security and risk management activities and skill development and awareness.

About the Author

Anna Delaney

Anna Delaney

Director, Productions, ISMG

An experienced broadcast journalist, Delaney conducts interviews with senior cybersecurity leaders around the world. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the website for The European Information Security Summit, or TEISS. Earlier, she worked at Levant TV and Resonance FM and served as a researcher at the BBC and ITV in their documentary and factual TV departments.

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