Forbes published a profile on Roland Cloutier, Chief Security Officer at ADP, in which Cloutier discussed the role of Chief Security Information Officers. He emphasized the need for them to be business leaders, first and foremost, as cybersecurity is a key component of any business’ critical success factors.
An important part of the role of the chief security officer is “to understand what a business process does,” says Cloutier. With a deep understanding of how the business moves from developing a product or a service to selling, distributing and supporting it, security officers can transform their work from putting up fire walls to assessing business process risks.
Cloutier also talks about the critical role automation plays in cybersecurity. He states that the only way to successfully protect an organization today is to deploy automation and advance analytics capabilities. “Automation enables security professionals to be more successful at their jobs so they can find issues before they become a problem,” observes Cloutier.
Read the entire article at Forbes.com.