Lots of C-level executives deal with stress. CISO stress however may be unlike most others. Poorly defined expectations, a lack of training for the role, and exclusion from broader strategic discussions can lead a CISO to drink. In fact, a recent survey revealed a disturbing number of CISOs deal with work-related stress by consuming alcohol or other forms of self-medication.
CISO stress is a big problem but a defined role with senior management and an active role with business units will not only mitigate much of that stress but also position CISOs for long-term success.
Last year, CISO Street sat down with Larry Whiteside, a veteran CISO and cybertechnology thought leader, to explore the many challenges CISOs face in their jobs and their careers. In this video, Larry shares how smart devices pose a significant risk to healthcare providers, who are ill equipped to manage this risk.