Cyber security is a business risk, not tech risk: Kelly Bissell, MD of Global Accenture Security

With cyber risks burgeoning, companies need to catch up and Accenture Security provides end-to-end security across industries with cyber fusion centres in Tel Aviv, Bangalore, Washington DC and Prague. In an interaction with ETtech, Kelly Bissell, managing director at the 5,000-plus skill force global firm talks about the role of the chief information security officer (CISO), rise of managed security services, up-skilling of cyber talent and importance of biometrics. Edited excerpts:

Why are CISOs still not part of board decisions, despite increasing cyber attacks?
The chief information security officer’s role has not evolved fast enough. Some are still trying to catch up and not all companies have made the transition. Their challenge is to make the board cyber-aware. They need to be prepared with the right business language, rather than tech jargon, to articulate the cyber risk coming at the business

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