By Katherine Teitler
December 2, 2016
Over the past few years the security industry has seen a rise in the number of appointed CISOs. At companies where previously the security team was small, secluded, and likely managed by the CIO, it is refreshing that mention of a CISO is no longer followed by puzzled looks or blank stares. While the position is becoming more familiar within enterprises, it is by no means the norm. Furthermore, despite the presence of a chief information security officer at a company, more likely than not, that person doesn’t hold the same rank as other C-levels. Chief financial, information, marketing, and legal officers, for instance, generally report directly to the CEO, whereas the CISO…well, not so much.