The one thing that all CSOs have in common is that we are risk owners
No matter the situation, even during times of extreme business transition and the need to maintain operational continuity, we're all responsible for assuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data 24x7x365. Our job is to keep our heads during a crisis to make sure that things like rapidly transitioning an entire workforce from a fixed brick-and-mortar framework to a dynamic teleworker environment don't overlook critical security fundamentals that could expose the organization to risk.
The primary objective is to manage risk. Regardless of how situational requirements might change, the goal is for the core functions of the organization to remain consistently available, reliable, and secure. Resilience is one of the critical elements of risk management - it's all about delivering the same expected outcomes even when the environment producing and delivering those outcomes is experiencing rapid transformation and stress.
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