ICIT Report: CISO Solution Fatigue – Overcoming the Challenges of Cybersecurity Solution Overload

CISO Solution Fatigue

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Due to the plague of APTs, malware, ransomware and other malicious initiatives by invisible adversaries, few C-level executive positions are as critical as the CISO. A well informed CISO can improve the engagement of the C-Suite and improve the cyber posture of the organization. However, due to a variety of factors, CISOs combat information overload and vendor solution overload on a daily basis and must learn how to prioritize and communicate strategically to be effective in their role.

In this report, entitled ” CISO Solution Fatigue – Overcoming the Challenges of Cybersecurity Solution Overload,” ICIT discusses the growing phenomenon of solution overload and provides strategic recommendations for CISOs and the vendor community to overcome this obstacle in order to ensure optimal security for the organization.  Specifically, the report discusses:

  • Contributing Factors to Solution Overload
  • Addressing Organizational Needs
  • Communicating Across the Organization
  • Return-on-Investment

This brief was authored by:

  • James Scott (ICIT Senior Fellow – Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology)
  • Drew Spaniel (Researcher – Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology)

The following experts contributing to this report:

  • Rob Roy (Fellow – Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology)

 

Underwritten by:

HP

 


 

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