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Don't Silo Cyber Risk to CISOs, Says Former Financial CISO

Google's Alicja Cade Says 'Cyber' Isn't Just for CISOs
Alicja Cade, director, financial services, Office of the CISO, Google Cloud

Tossing the word "cyber" onto something doesn't automatically mean it should belong to the chief information security officer. Cyber risk belongs to everyone in an organization - the users and the business divisions that make decisions about what kind of risks are acceptable. Chief information and technology officers also own it.

"Those parts of the organizations are often the risk owners, it's not the CISO," said Alicja Cade, director, financial services, Office of the CISO, Google Cloud. /p>

Cade's message to organizations is that CISOs should be collaborating across business units. Hand in hand with that is a belief that technology is only a slice of the CISO job description. "The huge part of the pie is people. People and culture."

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In this video interview with Information Security Media Group at RSA Conference 2024, Cade also discussed:/p>

  • How the Office of the CISO advises companies;
  • Why digital transformations often fail;
  • Why frontline, risk and compliance and audit teams need to work together.

Alicja Cade has been director of financial service in the Google Office of the CISO since April 2022. She previously spent nearly two years as Americas CISO and head of data confidentiality operations at UBS and nearly six years at Credit Suisse as a CISO.

About the Author

Mathew J. Schwartz

Mathew J. Schwartz

Executive Editor, DataBreachToday & Europe, ISMG

Schwartz is an award-winning journalist with two decades of experience in magazines, newspapers and electronic media. He has covered the information security and privacy sector throughout his career. Before joining Information Security Media Group in 2014, where he now serves as the executive editor, DataBreachToday and for European news coverage, Schwartz was the information security beat reporter for InformationWeek and a frequent contributor to DarkReading, among other publications. He lives in Scotland.

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