SecurIT 2019: Being a CSO is like Game of Thrones

With the threat climate continuing unabated, the impact of increasing volumes of attacks – and increasing pressure to stop them – has taken its own toll on CSOs who, iOOF Holdings head of cybersecurity and technology risk Ashutosh Kapsé noted, suffer from high burnout rates, job-related physical and mental health issues, loss of a sense of purpose, and constant fears for their jobs. Two-thirds of CSOs don’t last more than three years in their positions, he said, likening the constant pressure of the CSO role to Game of Thrones – which he illustrated with a montage of the biggest, and most brutal, surprise murders throughout the series’ run.

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