CISOs: More Than A One Trick Pony

Helen Patton
5 min readJun 18, 2023
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In preparation for new SEC rules requiring cybersecurity expertise on public boards of directors, there has been a number of articles (like this one) lamenting that few CISOs have the executive experience or advanced degrees to serve as Directors. The prevailing sentiment is that CISOs are spending too much time in the technical weeds. They have turned their backs on executive education (or, for that matter, any formal advanced…

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Helen Patton

Cyber Security, Technology Ethics, and Humanity. What else? I can be found at CISOHelen.com or on Twitter @CisoHelen or on Mastodon @cisohelen@infosec.exchange