January 21, 2012

for bright times for CISOs ... turn on the light!

Along the lines of "The CSO should have an MBA" we have some progress:

City University London will offer a new postgraduate course from September, designed to help information security and risk professionals progress to managerial roles.

The new Masters in Information Security and Risk (MISR) aims to address a gap in the market for IT professionals that can “speak business”. One half of the course is devoted to security strategy, risk management and security architecture, while the other half focuses on putting this into a business-oriented context.

“Talking to people out in the industry, particularly if you go to the financial sector, they say one real problem is they don't have a security person who they can take along to the board meeting without having to act as an interpreter; so we're putting together a programme to address this need,” explained course director Professor Kevin Jones, speaking at the Infosecurity Europe Press Conference in London yesterday.

Posted by iang at January 21, 2012 04:48 AM | TrackBack
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