Deloitte CISO programme:
Connect, support and lead by example
A space for security leaders to challenge themselves and explore their potential
The role of the CISO is more critical and demanding than ever, and effective leaders are in high demand. Our exclusive programme emphasises the need for this experience and the skills you’ve developed over time which are so often underappreciated. Elevate your impact through experiential learning and international discussions designed to provoke ideas and challenge your assumptions.
Our CISO programme aims to put the life of a cyber security leader into perspective, enabling you to lead by example, pursue growth and combat the challenges many cyber security leaders face in their world of work. Through the programme, you will have the opportunity to have international reach with a local personalisation to suit your needs.
Why join our CISO programme?
You have the technical skills but how do you apply these skills to the everyday situations generated by cyber risk? The CISO programme complements the CISO lifecycle with tools, experiences, international networks and learning opportunities to deal with the everyday pressures posed by the role. The programme centres on five key components we believe to be the enablers of success (in the Cyber world).
Growth is about developing your skills and capabilities alongside the evolving requirements of the CISO role. Some of this is tactical; from running large projects to sharpening your edge on non-technical skills. But there are also strategic components; with succession planning, prioritisation and decision-making, and career choices made with a view to your legacy.
Our programme challenges your perspective on growth within the world of cyber.
Stress and strain within the world of a CISO is common, and balancing the shifting demands of cyber security can be challenging. You need a high level of resilience to manage the pressures of expectation, stress and risk that come with executive decisions.
Attention on personal balance is incredibly important, within the programme we focus on personal learning as well as work life balance, especially in the more remote world.
Your role as the CISO relies on leadership and guidance in cyber security – a topic of high importance to both business and stakeholders. This level of leadership goes beyond simply managing others. You need to set the example.
Do you feel like you possess those qualities within yourself? Through the CISO programme you will focus on your personal development and the attributes of a cyber security leader.
As a CISO, you may often feel like you’re acting alone. You’re expected to face the pressure of cyber-attacks and changing risks, whilst still maintaining day-to-day technical credibility.
Through various activities, this component builds on your technical skills including running successful programmes, and keeping a close eye on changing regulatory and cyber threat.
An integral part of your day-to-day life involves making an impact on your Board to gain their trust in the selected security function. The uncertainty of cyber risk often leads to uncertainty in this trust. With expert knowledge at the forefront, influence is often the decider.
Can you successfully influence decision making? Communication, demonstrating positive behaviours and setting high standards for performance are all key.
Within the programme, you will have access to regular structured activities alongside fluid by-demand activity. Below are a few upcoming highlights.Contact us to find out more
October insight paper and discussion
From CISO to…? This insight paper will discuss the potential future career milestones for CISOs. More details on the paper and opportunities to discuss the topic to follow.
CISO programme milestone event
Building the ultimate cyber security athlete. We are hosting the official CISO programme milestone event (virtually!) on 26 November, be prepared for an interactive experience of what our programme has to offer. Join us, and your international peers, to hear from Olympic athlete, Col Dame Kelly Holmes (MBE mil), speak on mental health, resilience and the importance of self-care when leading others. We’ll also hear from a panel of cyber experts on what it means to be a cyber security leader in today’s ‘remote’ world. Speakers announced shortly.
Diversity in Cyber series
We all have the opportunity to promote change in our organisations and the wider cyber security landscape. This webinar series will kick-off with a virtual event in February.
Managing the successful convergence of info and operational tech
The emergence of Operational Technology is no recent phenomenon –this article dispels the myths and analyses the principles behind the successful convergence of IT and OT
Securing your move to – and operating in – the cloud
Cloud migration is the new way to establish competitive edge for business – it's endless opportunities coupled with clear vulnerabilities offer a real puzzle for cyber security leaders. This article explores the potential of cloud whilst also ensuring organisational security and compliance
Future of Cyber
The bullish world of cyber knows no boundaries and the only certainty is those out there looking to capitalise on this with new forms of cyber-crime. How do we counter this? Or one step further, how can we best arm ourselves again this? The future of cyber aims to explore these options
Cyber cyber everywhere
Innovation is at the centre of a well-orchestrated cyber programme. Organisations are integrating connected digital technology into their information and operational technology as well as end products – clearly positioning cyber as an organisation priority
The rise of cyberwomen
The Women in Cyber initiative has been an imperative move by Deloitte to increase gender diversity in the field. Established by Deloitte’s, Lisa Hamilton, this article depicts the steps taken to embed gender diversity at the firm and how this has expanded across EMEA