Events , Infosecurity Europe 2023 , Leadership & Executive Communication

Saying 'No' Caps Profits: The Changing Role of the CISO

Camelot's Dion Alexopoulos Describes How the CISO Is Now Focused on Risk
Dion Alexopoulos, head of security, Camelot

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.

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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.


About the Author

Tony Morbin

Tony Morbin

Executive News Editor, EU

Morbin is a veteran cybersecurity and tech journalist, editor, publisher and presenter working exclusively in cybersecurity for the past decade – at ISMG, SC Magazine and IT Sec Guru. He previously covered computing, finance, risk, electronic payments, telecoms, broadband and computing, including at the Financial Times. Morbin spent seven years as an editor in the Middle East and worked on ventures covering Hong Kong and Ukraine.




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