How Technical Do CISOs Need To Be?Ex-CISO Thom Langford Interrogates Both Sides of Debate
Do CISOs need to have deep technical proficiency? Many information security professionals will say: "Of course." Ask them which skills rank highest, however, and you’ll hear words such as “communication” and “building trust,” says Thom Langford, director of (TL)2 Security.
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In a video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA 2020, Langford also discusses:
- Highlights from the “Artificially Intelligent CISOs on the Blockchain: How Technical Should a CISO Be?” presentation he co-delivered at the RSA conference's new Engagement Zone;
- The strategic importance of the “C” in CSO and CISO;
- Top skills that are mandatory to be a successful CISO.
Langford is the founder of the consultancy (TL)2. Previously, he was CISO of Publicis Groupe.