Events , Leadership & Executive Communication , RSA Conference

Why CISO Is the Most Challenging Role in Cybersecurity

John Horn of Aite-Novarica Group Shares Findings From New Research
John Horn, practice director, cybersecurity, Aite-Novarica Group

The role was vastly different 10 years ago, and it will morph yet again 10 years from now. This makes the CISO's job the most challenging in the cybersecurity sector, says John Horn, cybersecurity practice director at Aite-Novarica Group. He shares highlights of recent research.

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In a video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA Conference 2022, Horn also discusses:

  • His own career path;
  • The growing identity challenge;
  • Today's challenges in historic context.

Horn leads a team of two strategic advisers and functions as a distinguished industry expert and critical thinker within the rapidly evolving domains of cybersecurity, information security and identity. His coverage areas include identity and access management, authentication, nth-party risk, converged data intelligence, data consortiums, public sector collaboration, and cybersecurity best practices for the chief information security officer/board. Horn has over two decades of experience designing security and identity solutions for U.S. financial institutions and consulting for chief information officers, chief information security officers and other executives making strategic investment decisions. Prior to joining Aite-Novarica Group, he served 24 years leading security and identity strategies at Fiserv. He founded a cybersecurity MSSP business, delivering real-time risk decisioning and defense against cyberattacks for 300 banks and credit unions in the U.S. Earlier in his career, Horn honorably served within the U.S. Navy Submarine Force.


About the Author

Anna Delaney

Anna Delaney

Director, ISMG Productions

An experienced broadcast journalist, Delaney conducts interviews with senior cybersecurity leaders around the world. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the website for The European Information Security Summit, or TEISS. Earlier, she worked at Levant TV and Resonance FM and served as a researcher at the BBC and ITV in their documentary and factual TV departments.




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