World’s top 100 CISOs revealed

A list highlighting the world’s most influential and innovative Chief Information Security Officers has been released.

The CISO 100 is the first list of its kind to put a spotlight on the growing importance of the role.

Spearheaded by, and sponsored by F5 Networks, the list features 100 CISOs from a wide range of industries worldwide.

The CISO 100 was compiled by a panel comprising business  journalists Jessica Twentymanand Mark Samuels, and security expert David Clarke.

The news follows Gartner’s prediction that 60 per cent of digital businesses will suffer major service failures due to the inability of IT security teams to manage digital risk1.

A CISO’s ability to actively shape business plans also comes against a backdrop of a distinct cybersecurity skills shortage. The latest Global Information Security Workforce Study recently reported that up to 1.8 million information security-related roles could remain unfilled worldwide by 2022.

“We are delighted to sponsor the CISO 100 list, which is an explicit acknowledgement of the role’s growing importance and influence. Cybersecurity challenges are intensifying worldwide and there is a worrying cybersecurity skills-gap to contend with. CISOs are now actively shaping business plans as decision-makers adapt to a new threat landscape but more awareness and transparency is needed. No system is perfect. The measure of an organisation is how it pre-empts and responds to risk and – more than ever before – CISOs are leading the charge in this respect,” said Mike Convertino, CISO, F5 Networks.

The CISO 100 list is available here:

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