TECH BUYER Feb 2023 - IDC Perspective - Doc # EUR150239523

The 3D CISO: Archetypes for the Modern Chief Information Security Officer


Duncan Brown
Joel Stradling
David Clemente
Shilpi Handa

This IDC Perspective explores the evolving nature of the chief information security officer (CISO) role in EMEA. We introduce the concept of the three-dimensional (3D) CISO and explore seven emerging archetypes that organizations may find useful in appointing a security leader.

A skills shortage and the need for security to become much more closely aligned with business and digital innovation is leading to the evolution of the role of chief information security officer into seven archetypes," said Duncan Brown, group vice president, IDC EMEA. "The concept of a 3D CISO is new, but we have identified many examples from IDC's CISO community in EMEA. Deep security expertise is no longer an essential part of a CISO's credentials: what is most important is the ability to affect change in an organization."



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