The Year of the CISO

Presented by Jon Olstick
Founder of the Cybersecurity Practice at ESG

Topic: The Year of the CISO


Cybersecurity expert Jon Olstick, founder of the Cybersecurity Practice at ESG, highlights the increasing challenges for CISOs amid regulatory pressures, business expansion, and digital transformation. He discusses the growing complexities of the CISO role, changes in accountability, and the impact on CISO career paths. Research and interviews reveal that most CISOs experience heightened stress due to workload, lack of engagement from managers, and environments that overlook security best practices. Olstick notes a trend towards CISOs reporting directly to CEOs and emphasizes the importance of a strong cybersecurity culture supported by both executives and boards. The discussion concludes with the necessity for organizations to invest in cybersecurity leadership, including fair compensation and career development, to address the evolving threat landscape effectively.

About The Speaker:

Jon Olstick, Founder of the Cybersecurity Practice at ESG
Jon Oltsik is a distinguished analyst, fellow, and the founder of the ESG’s cybersecurity service. With over 35 years of technology industry experience, Jon is widely recognized as an expert in all aspects of cybersecurity and is often called upon to help customers understand a CISO’s perspective and strategies. Jon focuses on areas such as cyber-risk management, security operations, and all things related to CISOs.