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Is your Chief Security Information Officer really necessary?

Is your Chief Security Information Officer really necessary? That’s the questions being posed by some state and local governments who are looking for ways to cut budgets and save costs.

Hord Tipton is the executive director at ISC2. He told Chris Dorobek on the DorobekINSIDER show that the CSIO’s duties are in large part being done by the Chief Information Officer (CIO).

Hord Tipton talks CSIOs with Chris Dorobek by cdorobek

Could this happen at the federal level too? ISC2 says recent version of FISMA did not include mention of the CISO, rather the legislation would enable the CIO to appoint any senior person to lead the security program?”

You tell us are the CSIO’s really necessary?

To listen to Hord’s full interview you can catch the full radio show at GovLoop Insights or your can subscribe to our itunes channel.

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David Fletcher

With major increases in the threat environment over the past 18 months, organizations need a good CISO now more than ever. I say a good CISO, because there are plenty that don’t necessarily have all the technical skills needed to be able to counter to current threats.