Cyber Security leadership evolution
Research on CISO Leadership
Initially, it will be investigated how the (Cyber) Security message should be 'sold' at the management level and which 'Soft Skills' are suitable for this in an international context.
Research on Measurability
Research how CISO Leadership can be made measurable. From the measurement model, indicators and levels can then be specified, where a basic level (for example, per industry or organization size) can also be defined.
Research on Influencing Factors
Research which factors, mainly psychological and sociological, have an influence on 'CISO Leadership' in view of international cultures.
Design of a guide to support educators, trainers & coaches which can be used in the development of new training material in relation to the role of the CISO and personal leadership.
Test whether the specified guide is actually successful. The guide being developed will be tested in practice in this phase. An important question here is whether CISOs actually perform better, at the management level, after being specifically educated, trained, or coached on 'CISO Leadership'. The guide will be tested with a number of educators and relations.
Publications, Articles, Guidelines, and a Book that addresses the soft skills of the CISO in the context of business management communication.
01 September 2023 - 01 September 2030
A combination of research in the context of a PhD. combined with additional (partial) research within the HU by additional researchers, graduates, and commercial/public stakeholders.