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Chief Security Officer

Do you want to be a Chief Security Officer?

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Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) are company leaders responsible for creating the dynamic security solutions that protect against threats from both inside and outside the company. CISOs are in charge of keeping critical information safe for companies of all sizes. From paper files to digital data on a network to a company’s entire Information Technology (IT) system, CISOs solve and work to prevent any security issues that may arise.

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  • Are you driven by curiosity?
  • Can you work effectively in teams?

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I think you can be not scientific and still have a career in cybersecurity. You can be artistic, you can be creative.

Alissa “Dr. Jay” Abdullah Deputy Chief Security Officer, Mastercard

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