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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.

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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.
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.