How cyber security pros transition to board level decision makers …

Like most good planners, Jasper Ossentjuk is beginning to ponder how he’ll transition into retirement – even though it’s more than a dozen years away. “When I’m 60, do I still want to be coming into the office Monday through Friday from 9 to 5 and taking the pager home?” he wonders. In his current role as senior vice president and CISO of TransUnion, and with almost a decade of similar roles under his belt, Ossentjuk has certainly cultivated cybersecurity skills and expertise. He hopes to share his knowledge on a board of directors or on an advisory role.

There’s just one thing standing in Ossentjuk’s way. He needs to get on the radar of those key executives who are often asked to recommend someone for those rare and highly sought-after seats. So far “nobody is coming forward and saying, ‘here is the manual on how this works,’” he says.