The CISO Dilemma - When Leadership Ignores Risks

The CISO Dilemma - When Leadership Ignores Risks


What should a CISO do when the executive leadership chooses to ignore critical cyber risks? 

If the C-Suite and board are well informed of imperative vulnerabilities and yet choose a path to ignore security, the CISO is put in a position where they are incapable of effectively managing risk, yet still responsible when incidents occur. 

Let’s break down the problem, from what a CISO must do, how people disposition risks, and finally the recommended actions.   


Matthew Rosenquist
Matthew Rosenquist

Cybersecurity Strategist specializing in the evolution of threats, opportunities, and risks in pursuit of optimal security for our digital world.


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