how to select the right Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

Selecting the Right Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)s

Hiring is one of the toughest challenges any company can face, either large enterprises or new startups. There is a great deal of know-how kind of experience when hiring a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), not all companies have the right processes that can warrant best hires.

At SupportFinity, we streamlined our processes and in-house standards to make sure of having one of the top world-class hiring processes. The magic mix of skills ingredients is what separates a great hire from a not-so-good one. We came to this conclusion through consulting top technical and HR experts in addition to our years of work and exposure with most sophisticated projects across almost all tech verticals and areas of expertise. So you get one of the best recruitment processes to hire a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).

As we have created and crafted a unique method of teams’ customization, we have also perfected our signature model of matching the right skills for our customers to hire either one Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) or a team of Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)s. We have a long lasting belief in the power of data analytics in creating unmatchable results, thus, we apply our analytical models on our hiring process same as we do in our business model.

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Job Description Template

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) is the head of IT security, driving the IT security strategy and implementation forward whilst protecting the business from security threats and cyber-hacking. Operational compliance to all ISO and other standards and regulations is the responsibility of the CISO

  • The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) creates and direct security strategy.
  • The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) leads the Security Team providing oversight, direction and accountability.
  • The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) works across teams to ensure the Security Program is implemented and followed.
  • The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) provides security analysis and expertise as part of system development and operation.
  • Leads and participates on critical organizational oversight committees.
  • Performs IT audits to ensure policies and procedures are properly followed.
  • The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) provides leadership and coordination with all IT audits or examinations.
  • The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) provides regular updates to the executive management team on status of company's risk posture and security program.

  • With years of relevant information security experience.
  • Experience communicating information security related concepts to a broad range of technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Exceptional communication skills necessary to advise and influence the senior management, external vendors and clients.
  • Technical background in cyber risk management, privacy, and incident response.
  • Thorough understanding of IT systems and security tools, including methods, procedures, equipment and software used for delivery.
  • A track record of assessing threat and vulnerability from a business as well as a technical perspective and the ability to develop and champion affordable.
  • Strong influencing skills to get things done; a collaborative approach with the ability to partner with business leaders across the enterprise.
  • Experience implementing cloud security technologies, including encryption, network security, intrusion detection, and digital forensics.

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Skills Matrix at SupportFinity

These are sets of the must have skills that we care about and put as top requirements needed for hiring first class Chief Information Security Officer (CISO).

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Leadership Skills
Language aptitute metric at SupportFinity
Language Aptitude
We receive requests of hiring from candidates among more than 100 countries. As we bring skills from each and every place in the world, we make sure we have the right match of language proficiency with our clients' requirements. Your Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) or team of Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)s will have the needed level of language knowledge you expect, each candidate passes through our language tests that warrant at least a good command of reading, writing and speaking of the languages our clients ask for.

We know that communication starts from speaking common languages, thus we put this aspect as a first factor in our selection process, we do not proceed with hiring for Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) before making sure that the candidate passes the language ability tests first.
Communication Quality metric at SupportFinity
Communication Quality
The next level of screening we perform at SupportFinity is the communication quality, in this stage we make sure that the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) can deliver high quality of communication; especially on the technical aspects of the job. We conduct our assessments to cover multiple aspects of communication quality, such as:

The ability of self-explanation ( writing – speaking )

The ability of describing problems structurally and technically ( writing & speaking)

The ability of explaining ideas, situations and problems ( reading, writing & speaking)
Personality tests at SupportFinity
Personality Tests
Personality tests at SupportFinity
Technical Excellence
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