Saying 'No' Caps Profits: The Changing Role of the CISOCamelot's Dion Alexopoulos Describes How the CISO Is Now Focused on Risk
The CISO role was traditionally technical, according to Dion Alexopoulos, head of security at Camelot. A CISO was an IT person who wore a policeman's cap and regulated the professional environment, he said, but now CISOs must wear multiple hats. They need to have close communication with the C-suite, understand the business needs of the organization as well as its objectives and risks, and to be able to articulately translate those business objectives into technology.
Today, security cannot say "no" to everything as this does not allow for technological development and evolution, and it puts the brakes on profit. Security leaders now need to evaluate risks and treat them appropriately based on business objectives, Alexopoulos said.
In this video interview with Information Security Media Group at Infosecurity Europe 2023, Alexopoulos discussed:
- Translating business risk into technology and finance;
- Prioritizing today’s risks, including ransomware, phishing, third parties and untrained users;
- Tackling third-party risk from inventory to supplier audit.
Alexopoulos has over 14 years of experience in the field of information technology, security and governance.