Fed's CISO: What took so long?

Rumblr33Rumblr33 Member Posts: 99 ■■□□□□□□□□
Why did it take the Federal Government until 2016 to establish this position? Thought's please.


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  • gespensterngespenstern Member Posts: 1,243 ■■■■■■■□□□
    Because it's government. They are almost always behind business.
  • jcundiffjcundiff Member Posts: 486 ■■■■□□□□□□
    one word... silos ... each department had their own "CISO" this is new position with total IS responsibility. Although for their salary range, I doubt it will be filled based on merit but rather political connection
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  • DeathmageDeathmage Banned Posts: 2,496
    Same problem the FBI faces, $$$$$$. Gov't jobs with these positions are never paid well. I think this is because in Gov't no one can make more than the President, probably not true, just something I heard. icon_wink.gif
  • colemiccolemic Member Posts: 1,568 ■■■■■■■□□□
    I can't even wrap my head around how complex this job would be - literally tens of thousands of disparate systems, all special snowflakes...
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  • chrisonechrisone Senior Member Member Posts: 2,219 ■■■■■■■■■□
    colemic wrote: »
    I can't even wrap my head around how complex this job would be - literally tens of thousands of disparate systems, all special snowflakes...

    I think they need a division of CISOs, 2 for every time zone? I can't see one guy do it all.
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