In fact, a recent report from the Federation of European Risk Management Associations (FERMA) reveals that, surprisingly, only 16% of companies have designated a chief information security officer to oversee cyber-risk and privacy, and less than half have a strategy for communicating a cyber-risk incident to the public.
What does CISO stand for?
CISO stands for Chief Information Security Officer
This definition appears very frequently and is found in the following Acronym Finder categories:
- Information technology (IT) and computers
- Military and Government
- Organizations, NGOs, schools, universities, etc.
- Business, finance, etc.
See other definitions of CISO
We have 30 other meanings of CISO in our Acronym Attic
- Commission for Integrated Survey of Natural Resources (China)
- Criminal Intelligence Service New Brunswick (Canada)
- Communities in Schools North Carolina
- Communities in Schools of New Jersey
- Centre for Information Security & Network Research (University of Plymouth; UK)
- Communities in Schools of North Texas
- Communities in Schools, New York
- California Independent System Operator
- Canadian International Security Organization (Captain Canuck comic fictional spy organization)
- Centro de Investigacion y Solidaridad Obrera (Spanish: Research Center and Working Solidarity; Mexico)
- Commercial Imagery Staff Office
- Corporate Information Security Officer (corporate position)
- Counterintelligence Security Officer
- Counterintelligence Staff Officer (US DoD)
- Counterintelligence Support Officer (US DoD)
- Curriculum Instructions & Standards Office
- Communication Information Systems Officers Course (USMC)
- Communities in Schools of Orange County (Chapel Hill, NC)
- Centre for the Investigation of Sexual Offences and Child Abuse (Jamaica)
- Chief Information Security Officer Exchange
Samples in periodicals archive:
One explanation for the underachievement, says Dennis Heretick, the Justice Department's chief information security officer, is that agencies were required to meet new standards last year that were not evaluated in past report cards, such as determining how frequently agencies applied software patches to known computer security flaws.
Some companies have now added another title: chief information security officer, or CISO.