Hot security skills of 2013
Most successful CSOs will tell you it was a unique mix of skills that propelled them to their current position. Technical background is important, certainly, but practice in the business and excellence in communication are paramount for any CSO truly worthy of a place in the C-suite. We don't expect that to change any time soon.
But every few years, a few super-hot skills get added to the mix, ones that will make you even more attractive (to your company and to future employers) and keep you on top of your game. You may need to bring in some of these skills by maintaining a well-rounded staff, rather than by acquiring them yourself. Here are the skills that our sources say are among the most important right now.
Familiarity with both information and physical-security technologies is important at the highest rung of the security ladder, according to Carl Young, CSO of Stroz Friedberg, a global digital-risk-management and investigations firm. The increasing interdependence between these areas demands a broad perspective on risk management.