Covid-19 has magnified both the opportunities and threats of digitisation. Organisations have made incredible strides in remote working and collaboration for employees, as well as improving digital customer experience. But this has also reminded us that physical perimeters no longer exist. With increasing reliance on third parties, and the proliferation of Internet of Things (IoT) and other devices, cyber security now involves complex ecosystems with a dramatically increased threat potential.

Cyber security teams are now responsible for building trust and resilience, by forging a pragmatic security culture and helping embed secure by design thinking into every aspect of digital infrastructure and data. To do this, they must see themselves as enablers and facilitators, helping others deliver services and brands that deserve cyber trust among customers, employees and society at large.

Our report delves into how cyber security roles are evolving, with insights from information and security officers from across the world, and looks at where they're heading next. In New Zealand, Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) aren't often members of the C-suite - but will their increasingly critical role change that?

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